Nova Zembla Island

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Nova Zembla Island
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 72°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)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

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]


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

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