Aggijjat

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Geography
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 67°05′25″N062°11′14″W / 67.09028°N 62.18722°W / 67.09028; -62.18722 [1] Coordinates: 67°05′25″N062°11′14″W / 67.09028°N 62.18722°W / 67.09028; -62.18722 [1]
Archipelago Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Aggijjat (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐊᒡᒋᔾᔭᑦ [1] ) formerly Durban Island [2] is a Canadian Arctic island located in Nunavut, Canada. It is one of Baffin Island's northeast offshore islands within Davis Strait's Merchants Bay. It is 36 km2 (14 sq mi) in size. Durban Harbour is on the island's southeast facing side. [3] Nearby can be found the larger Paallavvik, and Auyuittuq National Park is also to the west on Baffin Island.

History

Durban Island (FOX-E) is a former Distant Early Warning Line and is currently a North Warning System site. [4]

It is listed by the Contaminated Sites Directorate in Iqaluit as a contaminated site in need of future remediation. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Aggijjat". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
  2. "Durban Island". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
  3. "Durban harbour". tageo.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  4. Allinson, Martin. "Durban Island, Nunavut FOX-E" . Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  5. "Contaminated Sites". ainc-inac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-02-05.