Queen Elizabeth Islands


Queen Elizabeth Islands
a group of islands, including Ellesmere Island, in the Arctic Ocean, in the N Northwest Territories, N Canada.

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Island group, northern Canada.

Part of the Canadian Arctic archipelago, it comprises all the islands north of latitude 74°30′ N, including the Parry and Sverdrup island groups. The islands, the largest of which are Ellesmere, Melville, Devon, and Axel Heiberg, have a total land area of over 150,000 sq mi (390,000 sq km). Probably first visited by the Vikings с AD 1000, they were partially explored (1615–16) by English navigators William Baffin and Robert Bylot. The islands, which are administratively split between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, were named in 1953 to honour Queen Elizabeth II.

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▪ islands, Canada
      part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, comprising all the islands north of latitude 74°30′ N, including the Parry and Sverdrup island groups. The islands, the largest of which are Ellesmere (Ellesmere Island), Melville (Melville Island), Devon, and Axel Heiberg, have a total land area of more than 150,000 square miles (390,000 square km). They were partially explored (1615–16) by the English navigators William Baffin (Baffin, William) and Robert Bylot but were probably first visited by the Vikings (Viking) about AD 1000. The westernmost areas (including Prince Patrick Island and parts of Melville, Borden, and Mackenzie King islands) are administratively a part of the Northwest Territories, but the greater portion of the region is administered by Nunavut territory. The islands were named in 1953 to honour Queen Elizabeth II.

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