Nottingham Island

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Nottingham Island
Nottingham Island, Nunavut
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 63°17′N 77°55′W / 63.283°N 77.917°W / 63.283; -77.917 (Nottingham Island)Coordinates: 63°17′N 77°55′W / 63.283°N 77.917°W / 63.283; -77.917 (Nottingham Island)
Area 1,372 km2 (530 sq mi)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Nottingham Island (Inuktitut: Tujjaat) is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Hudson Strait, just north of the entrance into Hudson Bay.[1]


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.

Notable residents[edit]

It is the birthplace of the late Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona as well as photographer Peter Pitseolak.


  1. ^ Trémaudan, Auguste Henri de Trémaudan (1916). The Hudson Bay road (1498-1915) (Digitized Jul 10, 2008 ed.). J.M. Dent. p. 50. 

External links[edit]

Nottingham Island, Nunavut, 25 June 2014