Rowley Island facts for kids
Rowley Island, Nunavut.
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|Coordinates||69°06′N 78°52′W / 69.100°N 78.867°W|
|Archipelago||Canadian Arctic Archipelago|
|Area||1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)|
Rowley Island is one of the Canadian Arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is located in Foxe Basin and has an area of 1,090 km2 (420 sq mi).
Although the island is uninhabited there is both an unmanned Distant Early Warning Line base, called FOX-1 at 69°04′01″N 079°03′54″W / 69.06694°N 79.06500°W, and an Automated Surface Observing System.
It is named after the arctic explorer Graham Westbrook Rowley.
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