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Mansel Island

Aqua MODIS satellite image of Mansel Island, Canada.
Mansel
Native name: Pujjunaq
Mansel Island, Nunavut
Geography
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 3,180 km2 (1,230 sq mi)
Country
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population 0

Mansel Island (Inuktitut: Pujjunaq), a member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, is an uninhabited island in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is located in Hudson Bay off of Quebec's Ungava Peninsula.[1] At 3,180 km2 (1,230 sq mi) in size, it is the 159th largest island in the world, and Canada's 28th largest island. The island is home to a reindeer reserve.

Mansel Island was named in 1613 by Sir Thomas Button[2] after Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Mansell.

References

  1. ^ Mary Lu Abbott (2006-02-05). "Native expedition to the Arctic frontier".  
  2. ^ Hood, Robert; C. Stuart Houston (1994). To the Arctic by Canoe, 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin.  

Further reading

  • Aylsworth, J. M., and W. Shilts. Surficial Geology of Coats and Mansel Islands, Northwest Territories. [Ottawa]: Energy, Mines, and Resources Canada, 1991. ISBN 0-660-13745-3
  • Comock. Comock: the True Story of an Eskimo Hunter as told to Robert Flaherty. Photographs by Robert Flaherty. Text by Robert Flaherty and Edmund Carpenter. Jaffrey, N.H.: David R. Godine, 2003.
  • Furnell, D. J. Summer Polar Bear Tagging on Mansel Island, N.W.T. [Yellowknife]: N.W.T. Wildlife Service, Govt. of the Northwest Territories, 1979.
  • Polunin, Nicholas. Additions to the Floras of Southampton and Mansel Islands, Hudson Bay. Contributions of The Gray Herbarium, Harvard University, No.165. 1947.


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