Des Voeux Island


Des Voeux Island
Des Voeux Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 76°10′43″N 096°57′11″W / 76.17861°N 96.95306°W / 76.17861; -96.95306 (Des Voeux Island)Coordinates: 76°10′43″N 096°57′11″W / 76.17861°N 96.95306°W / 76.17861; -96.95306 (Des Voeux Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Des Voeux Island is a member of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. It is an irregularly shaped island located in the Queens Channel, closer to Bathurst Island than to Devon Island.

The island is named in honour of Sir George William Des Vœux, former Governor General of Newfoundland and Labrador and Governor of Hong Kong.

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