Aggijjat

island in Nunavut, Canada

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Aggijjat
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Aerial photo of Aggijjat in 2014
Aggijjat is located in Nunavut
Aggijjat
Aggijjat
Aggijjat is located in Canada
Aggijjat
Aggijjat
Geography
LocationDavis Strait
Coordinates67°05′25″N 062°11′14″W / 67.09028°N 62.18722°W / 67.09028; -62.18722Coordinates: 67°05′25″N 062°11′14″W / 67.09028°N 62.18722°W / 67.09028; -62.18722
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Aggijjat (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐊᒡᒋᔾᔭᑦ[1]) formerly Durban Island[2] is a Canadian Arctic island located in Nunavut, Canada. It is one of Baffin Island's northeast offshore islands within Davis Strait's Merchants Bay. It is 36 km2 (14 sq mi) in size. Durban Harbour is on the island's southeast facing side.[3] Nearby can be found the larger Paallavvik, and Auyuittuq National Park is also to the west on Baffin Island.

History

Durban Island (FOX-E) is a former Distant Early Warning Line and is currently a North Warning System site.[4]

It is listed by the Contaminated Sites Directorate in Iqaluit as a contaminated site in need of future remediation.[5]

References

  1. ^ Aggijjat
  2. ^ Aggijjat (Formerly Durban Island)
  3. ^ "Durban harbour". tageo.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  4. ^ Allinson, Martin. "Durban Island, Nunavut FOX-E". Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  5. ^ "Contaminated Sites". ainc-inac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-02-05.


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