Jens Munk Island
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Jens Munk Island

Jens Munk Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is an uninhabited Baffin Island offshore island. Located at 69°39'N 80°04'W it has an area of 920 km2 (360 sq mi).[1]

The island is named in honor of Danish explorer Jens Munk who searched for the Northwest Passage in 1619-20.

The island presently has no permanent resident population. Historically, however, it was the location of Kapuivik, a hunting camp which is now an important archaeological site for Dorset and Pre-Dorset research.[2] Kapuivik was also the birthplace of noted film director Zacharias Kunuk.[3]


  1. ^ "The Atlas of Canada - Sea Islands". Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember, Encyclopedia of Prehistory: Volume 2: Arctic and Subarctic, Volume 6. Springer Science+Business Media, 2001. ISBN 9780306462566. p. 41.
  3. ^ "Zacharias Kunuk's life, from a sod house to the Cannes Film Festival". Toronto Star, April 26, 2015.

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