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King Christian Island
Geography
Location Arctic Ocean
Archipelago Sverdrup Islands
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
Administration
Canada
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
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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