Wales Island (Nunavut)

Summary

Wales
Native name:
Shartoo
Wales is located in Nunavut
Wales
Wales
Wales is located in Canada
Wales
Wales
Geography
LocationGulf of Boothia's Committee Bay
Coordinates68°01′N 86°40′W / 68.017°N 86.667°W / 68.017; -86.667 (Wales Island)Coordinates: 68°01′N 86°40′W / 68.017°N 86.667°W / 68.017; -86.667 (Wales Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Area1,137 km2 (439 sq mi)
Administration
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population0

Wales Island (Inuktitut: Shartoo)[1] is one of the uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut. Located 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) off the Melville Peninsula, the island is situated in Committee Bay within western Gulf of Boothia. It has an area of 1,137 square kilometres (439 square miles).[2]

Named Prince of Wales Island by the Scottish Arctic explorer, Dr. John Rae, it was subsequently shortened to Wales Island.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Strangers among us. Native and Northern Studies. 103. McGill-Queen's Press. 1995. p. 103. ISBN 0-7735-1348-5.
  2. ^ "Wales Island". oceandots.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-19.