Nova Zembla Island

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Nova Zembla Island
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates72°11′N 74°50′W / 72.18°N 74.83°W / 72.18; -74.83 (Nova Zembla Island)Coordinates: 72°11′N 74°50′W / 72.18°N 74.83°W / 72.18; -74.83 (Nova Zembla Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Nova Zembla Island ("New Land") is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located across the mouth of Coutts Inlet in Baffin Bay off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island. Round Island is 7.4 km (4.6 mi) to the southeast.[1]

The island was visited in 1875 by a Swedish expedition led by Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld and sponsored by the businessman Oscar Dickson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nova Zembla Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  2. ^ Popular Science, August 1875, retrieved 27 May 2014

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