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Mackenzie King Island
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Mackenzie King Island with Brock and Borden Island
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Geography
Location Northern Canada
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 5,048 km2 (1,949 sq mi)
Length 61 mi (98 km)
Width 60 mi (100 km)
Highest elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Administration
Territory Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Demographics
Population 0

Mackenzie King Island is one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in northern Canada. It lies north of Melville Island and south of Borden Island, and like them is divided. Most of the island is in Northwest Territories, while its easternmost portion lies in Nunavut. The border runs along the 110th meridian west.

Mackenzie King has an area of 5,048 km2 (1,949 sq mi), 60 miles (97 km) long in northeast or 47 miles (76 km) in southeast and 60 miles (97 km) wide, making it the 116th largest island in the world, and Canada's 26th largest island.

History

The first known visit to the island was by Vilhjalmur Stefansson in 1915, and it was later named for William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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