Nottingham Island, Nunavut
|Area||1,372 km2 (530 sq mi)|
Nottingham Island was named by the English explorer Henry Hudson in 1610. A weather station was constructed on the island in 1884. In 1927, an airfield was constructed as part of a program to monitor ice in Hudson Bay. The island became uninhabited in October 1970 as Inuit residents migrated to larger towns, primarily Cape Dorset.
The island is known for its prominent walrus population.
- Trémaudan, Auguste Henri de Trémaudan (1916). The Hudson Bay road (1498-1915) (Digitized Jul 10, 2008 ed.). J.M. Dent. p. 50.
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