Saqajaa
Saqajaa
Saqajaa
Saqajaa
Saqajaa
Geography
LocationHudson Strait
Coordinates64°09′N 76°33′W / 64.150°N 76.550°W / 64.150; -76.550Coordinates: 64°09′N 76°33′W / 64.150°N 76.550°W / 64.150; -76.550
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Saqajaa {Inuktitut syllabics: ᓴᖃᔮ[1]) formerly Sakkiak Island[2] is one of the uninhabited Canadian arctic islands located in Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada. It is a Baffin Island offshore island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, separated by deep water from Cape Dorset 64°10′40″N 76°29′00″W / 64.17778°N 76.48333°W / 64.17778; -76.48333 (Cape Dorset),[3] 1.5 mi (2.4 km) to the south-southwest. The island is approximately 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) in size, 2.25 mi (3.62 km) long, and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide. The elevation is approximately 65 m (213 ft) above sea level.[4]

Kinngait, an Inuit hamlet on Dorset Island, is approximately 9.7 km (6.0 mi) away.[5]

References

  1. ^ Saqajaa
  2. ^ Saqajaa (Formerly Sakkiak Island)
  3. ^ Cape Dorset
  4. ^ "Sector13.HudsonStrait" (PDF). National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. pollux.nss.nima.mil. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  5. ^ "Sakkiak Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-02-16.