Richards Island

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Richards Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The island has an area of 2,165 square kilometres (836 square miles), being 53 miles (85 kilometres) long and 26 miles (42 kilometres) wide. Its eastern limit is marked by the main channel of the Mackenzie River, while its western limit is defined by the narrower Reindeer Channel.[1] The island, while desolate, is home to some major oil and gas sites. It was named by John Richardson in 1826 after the Governor of the Bank of England, John Baker Richards.[2]

Coordinates: 69°20′N 134°30′W / 69.333°N 134.500°W / 69.333; -134.500