Promise Island

Promise Island (Nannuyuma)
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Promise Island (Nannuyuma) is located in Nunavut
Promise Island (Nannuyuma)
Promise Island (Nannuyuma)
Promise Island (Nannuyuma) is located in Canada
Promise Island (Nannuyuma)
Promise Island (Nannuyuma)
Geography
LocationHudson Bay
Coordinates63°21′30″N 90°32′00″W / 63.35833°N 90.53333°W / 63.35833; -90.53333Coordinates: 63°21′30″N 90°32′00″W / 63.35833°N 90.53333°W / 63.35833; -90.53333
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Highest elevation300 ft (90 m)
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionKivalliq
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Promise Island (Inuktitut: Nannuyuma; meaning: "polar bear")[1] is located near the western shore of Hudson Bay.[2] It is barely a square kilometre in area and rises 300 ft (91 m) in elevation on its northern side.[3] It is located about 9 km (5.6 mi)[4] from the community of Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, and is part of a loose chain of small islands running along the coast, including the Wag Islands and Pitsiulartok (Fairway Island).

The island is home to a wide range of wildlife, including the Arctic fox (alopex lagopus innuitus), the harbour seal (phoca hispida), the polar bear, the brown lemming (lemmus t. trimucronatus), the barren-ground caribou (rangifer arcticus), and the red phalarope.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Arctic Institute of North America. "Field Notes on Mammals of the Chesterfield Inlet District of Keewatin" (PDF). ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ "Promise Island, Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  3. ^ Geological Survey of Canada (1898). Annual Report. The Survey. p. 80. Retrieved 2008-04-16 – via Internet Archive. Promise Island.
  4. ^ "Geographic features & Photographs around Chesterfield Inlet, in Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  5. ^ Arctic Institute of North America. "Field Notes on Mammals of the Chesterfield Inlet District of Keewatin" (PDF). ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  6. ^ Arctic Institute of North America. "Observations on the Breeding Behaviour of Phalaropes" (PDF). ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2008-04-16.


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