South Twin Island (Nunavut)

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South Twin Island
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 53°10′N 79°50′W / 53.167°N 79.833°W / 53.167; -79.833 (South Twin Island)Coordinates: 53°10′N 79°50′W / 53.167°N 79.833°W / 53.167; -79.833 (South Twin Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

South Twin Island is an uninhabited Arctic island located east of Akimiski Island toward the center of James Bay. The larger, similarly-shaped, North Twin Island is located approximately 10 km northwest. South Twin Island has more mossy tundra and fewer trees than North Twin Island. The two islands are referred to as the Twin Islands, and are part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

South Twin Island is an important breeding site for Canada geese and semipalmated plovers.[1]


  1. ^ "BirdLife IBA Factsheet". BirdLife International. 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.