King Christian Island facts for kids
|Coordinates||77°45′N 102°00′W / 77.750°N 102.000°W|
Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
|Area||645 km2 (249 sq mi)|
|Length||39 km (24.2 mi)|
|Width||26 km (16.2 mi)|
|Highest elevation||165 m (541 ft)|
|Highest point||King Christian Mountain|
|Source: King Christian Island at Atlas of Canada|
King Christian Island is an uninhabited member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Sverdrup Islands, a part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands archipelago, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It lies in the Arctic Ocean, 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the southwestern coast of Ellef Ringnes Island, separated by the Danish Strait.
The first European to visit the island was Gunnar Isachsen in 1901. Vilhjalmur Stefansson charted its southern coast in 1916.
The island has an area of 645 km2 (249 sq mi), measures 38.8 kilometres (24.1 mi) long and 25.7 kilometres (16.0 mi) wide.
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