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Air Force Island
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Air Force Island, Nunavut
Air Force Island is located in Nunavut
Air Force Island
Air Force Island
Location in Nunavut
Air Force Island is located in Canada
Air Force Island
Air Force Island
Location in Canada
Geography
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 67°58′N 74°05′W / 67.967°N 74.083°W / 67.967; -74.083 (Air Force Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Administration
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Air Force Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located along the southwestern coast of Baffin Island and measures 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi) in size.

The first written record of the island's existence was in 1948, as were neighbouring Prince Charles Island and Foley Island, by a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) crew member, Albert-Ernest Tomkinson, navigating an Avro Lancaster. The island was named in recognition of the RCAF's role in surveying the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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