Adams Island
Native name:
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Adams Island is located in Nunavut
Adams Island
Adams Island
Adams Island is located in Canada
Adams Island
Adams Island
LocationBaffin Bay
Coordinates71°27′N 073°05′W / 71.450°N 73.083°W / 71.450; -73.083 (Adams Island)Coordinates: 71°27′N 073°05′W / 71.450°N 73.083°W / 71.450; -73.083 (Adams Island)
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Area267 km2 (103 sq mi)
Length30.5 km (18.95 mi)
Width18–22 km (11–14 mi)
Highest elevation800 m (2600 ft)

Adams Island (Inuit: Tuujjuk)[1] is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is located in Baffin Bay off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island in the Arctic Archipelago. Nearby are Dexterity Island (northeast), Dexterity Fiord and Baffin Island (east), Tromso Fiord (south), Paterson Inlet (west), Bergesen Island (northwest), and Isbjorn Strait (north).[2]

Adams Island is irregularly shaped, its eastern and western sides split by the Ratcliffe Arm. Coastlines slope sharply while the interior mountains are over 800 m (2,600 ft) in height.[3] The island comprises an area of 267 km2 (103 sq mi), measuring 30.55 kilometres (18.98 mi) in length and 18 kilometres (11 mi) to 22 kilometres (14 mi) in width.[4]

Another, much smaller, Adams Island is located off the northeastern tip of Baffin Island.


  1. ^ Shelagh Grant. Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923. McGill-Queen's Press, 2005
  2. ^ Map of Adams Island (island(s)), Nunavut, Canada. 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-08-29. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  3. ^ "Adams Island". 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  4. ^ "Queen Elizabeth Islands". 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on 4 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-30.