Prescott Island

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This article is for the island in Nunavut, Canada. For the island in British Columbia, Canada, see Prescott Island (British Columbia).
Prescott Island
Prescott Island, Nunavut.
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 73°03′N 096°50′W / 73.050°N 96.833°W / 73.050; -96.833 (Prescott Island)Coordinates: 73°03′N 096°50′W / 73.050°N 96.833°W / 73.050; -96.833 (Prescott Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 412 km2 (159 sq mi)
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Prescott Island is one of the uninhabited Canadian Arctic islands in the territory of Nunavut. The island is situated in Peel Sound, between the Prince of Wales Island and Somerset Island.

Prescott Island is oval-shaped, and has an area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi). Together with four other, smaller islands (Binstead, Lock, Pandora, and Vivian), they create a barrier at the entrance into Browne Bay on eastern Prince of Wales Island.[1]


  1. ^ "Prescott Island". 2006-07-31. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 

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