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Brevoort Island
Brevoort Island is located in Nunavut
Brevoort Island
Brevoort Island
Location in Nunavut
Brevoort Island is located in Canada
Brevoort Island
Brevoort Island
Location in Canada
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 63°30′N 64°20′W / 63.500°N 64.333°W / 63.500; -64.333 (Brevoort Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 271 km2 (105 sq mi)
Administration
Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Brevoort Island is a small, uninhabited island located in the Labrador Sea off the eastern coast of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. The island is a member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and lies north of Cape Murchison, opposite the Cumberland Peninsula.

Geography

Brevoort Island, with an area of 271 km2 (105 sq mi), is 46 km (29 mi) in length, and 5–7 km (3.1–4.3 mi) in width. It has a hilly interior, mostly composed of granite.

Military use

The island is the home of BAF-3, a Distant Early Warning Line and now a North Warning System site. It has a non-radar, rearward communications (relay) station.

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