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Flaherty Island

Flaherty Island
Flaherty Island is located in Canada
Flaherty Island
Flaherty Island (Canada)
Location Hudson Bay
Archipelago Belcher Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Length 7.1 km (4.41 mi)
Width 4.2 km (2.61 mi)
Highest elevation 34 m (112 ft)[1]
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Largest settlement Sanikiluaq
Population 812
Ethnic groups Inuit

Flaherty Island is the largest island of the Belcher Islands group in Hudson Bay in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It has a very unusual shape.

The Inuit community of Sanikiluaq is located on its north coast. Sanikiluaq is the southernmost community in Nunavut.

The island is named in honour of visual anthropologist Robert J. Flaherty.[2]


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External Link

  • Flaherty Island in the Atlas of Canada - Toporama; Natural Resources Canada
Flaherty Island from the air, looking south.
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