Brevoort Island

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Brevoort Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 63°30′15″N64°20′00″W / 63.50417°N 64.33333°W / 63.50417; -64.33333 (Brevoort Island) [1] Coordinates: 63°30′15″N64°20′00″W / 63.50417°N 64.33333°W / 63.50417; -64.33333 (Brevoort Island) [2]
Archipelago Arctic Archipelago
Area271 km2 (105 sq mi)
Administration
Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Brevoort Island is a small, uninhabited island located in the Labrador Sea off the eastern coast of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. The island is a member of the Arctic Archipelago and lies north of Cape Murchison, opposite the Cumberland Peninsula.

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Geography

Brevoort Island, with an area of 271 km2 (105 sq mi), is 46 km (29 mi) in length, and 5–7 km (3.1–4.3 mi) in width. It has a hilly interior, mostly composed of granite. [3]

Military use

The island is the home of BAF-3, a Distant Early Warning Line and now a North Warning System site. It has a non-radar, rearward communications (relay) station. [4]

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References

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  2. "Brevoort Island". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
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