Archive for October, 2007

Update: the largest island on an island on an island

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

This summer I noted the debate about the largest island on an island on an island; I placed it in Canada.

It is in Canada, but I have confirmed my suspicions that the strongest candidate is not on Newfoundland but on Victoria Island, in Nunavut.

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This island in a lake on an island in a lake in south-central Victoria Island, at 69.7928° north, 108.2411° west, is 4 acres / 1.6 hectares, easily beating its rivals in size.

Canadian island superlatives

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Canadian flagI’ve added more material on Canadian geography to a page of Canadian island superlatives.

These include Canada’s:

  • largest island
  • largest lake island
  • largest island on an island
  • most populous island
  • tallest island
  • tallest lake island
  • most common island name