John Barrow Island
John Barrow Island is located in Nunavut
John Barrow Island
John Barrow Island
John Barrow Island is located in Canada
John Barrow Island
John Barrow Island
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates76°36′N 097°09′W / 76.600°N 97.150°W / 76.600; -97.150 (John Barrow Island)Coordinates: 76°36′N 097°09′W / 76.600°N 97.150°W / 76.600; -97.150 (John Barrow Island)
ArchipelagoQueen Elizabeth Islands
Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNunavut
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

John Barrow Island is a member of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and the Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. It is an elongated island located midway in the Penny Strait between Bathurst Island and Devon Island.

It is named in honour of Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, Permanent Secretary to British prime minister Lord (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey).

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