Kugong Island
Kugong Island
Kugong Island
Kugong Island
Kugong Island
Geography
LocationHudson Bay
Coordinates56°20′N 079°50′W / 56.333°N 79.833°W / 56.333; -79.833 (Kugong Island)Coordinates: 56°20′N 079°50′W / 56.333°N 79.833°W / 56.333; -79.833 (Kugong Island)
ArchipelagoBelcher Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area321 km2 (124 sq mi)
Length54 km (33.6 mi)
Coastline184 km (114.3 mi)
Administration
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited
Source: Sea Islands at Atlas of Canada[1]

Kugong Island is an uninhabited island in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. Located in Hudson Bay, it is the westernmost member of the Belcher Islands group.[2] Along with Flaherty Island, Innetalling Island, and Tukarak Island, it is one of the four large islands in the group.[3] Kugong Island and Flaherty Island are separated by the Churchill Sound.

Fauna

Arctic hare are common on the island.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Sea Islands". atlas.nrcan.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ Publications. 77 (Digitized May 5, 2009 ed.). United States. Hydrographic Office. 1946. p. 391.
  3. ^ "Section 15, Chart Information" (PDF). pollux.nss.nima.mil. p. 322. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  4. ^ Chapman, Joseph A.; John E. C. Flux (1991). Rabbits, hares and pikas: status survey and conservation action plan. IUCN. p. 69. ISBN 2-8317-0019-1.