What island is larger Victoria island or Ellesmere island?
If you will look at a map of Canadian territory's located in the Arctic Circle, a complete list of Islands include; Baffin Island, Prince Charles Island, Prince of Wales Island, Somerset Island, Devon Island, Ellesmere Island, Bathurst Island, Melville Island, Banks Island, Victoria Island, King William Island, and Bylot Island. Reference; Rand McNALLY Classroom Atlas, Canada, pages 56-59 Copyright 2009
The distance from Franklin Island (territory belonging to Greenland) to Ellesmere Island (Canada), across the Nares Strait, is about 25 km. If the Canadian claim to Hans Island is considered valid, Canada is even closer, at a distance of approximately 20 km. From Qaqortoq, Greenland, to Iqaluit, Canada, it is about 740miles, or 1200km. From Qaanaaq to Ellesmere Island (the closest it is to canada), it is about 140miles, or 230km.
The largest island in Nunavut is Baffin Island, between the Canadian mainland and Greenland. It is part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the far north. Smaller islands include Southhampton, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and King William Islands. To the west, Nunavut shares Victoria Island and Melville Island with the Northwest Territories. Closer to the North Pole are Devon Island and Ellesmere Island, and other smaller islands such as Bathurst, Byam Martin, Bylot, Cornwallis…