Rowley Island

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Rowley Island
Rowley Island, Nunavut.
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Rowley Island
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 69°09′N78°52′W / 69.150°N 78.867°W / 69.150; -78.867 (Rowley Island) [1] Coordinates: 69°09′N78°52′W / 69.150°N 78.867°W / 69.150; -78.867 (Rowley Island) [2]
Archipelago Arctic Archipelago
Area1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population62 [3] (2016)

Rowley Island is one of the Canadian Arctic islands in the 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″N079°03′54″W / 69.06694°N 79.06500°W / 69.06694; -79.06500 , and an Automated Surface Observing System.

It is named after the arctic explorer Graham Westbrook Rowley.

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  2. "Rowley Island". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
  3. Population for Dissemination block 62040059002, 2016 Canada Census