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Lady Franklin Island
Native name:
Kitigtung
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Geography
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 62°56′N 63°44′W / 62.933°N 63.733°W / 62.933; -63.733 (lady Franklin Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Lady Franklin Island (Inuktitut: Kitigtung), is an uninhabited Baffin Island offshore island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. The island lies in Davis Strait, 25 mi (40 km) from Hall Peninsula. There are at least seven smaller, unnamed islands off its northwest shore.

It was named by Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall as a tribute to Sir John Franklin's wife Lady Franklin.

The island offers an abundance of bears, caribou (tuktoo), ducks, seals, and walrus.

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