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Prince Leopold Island (Nunavut, Arctic Canada)

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2019-09-19 01:53

min: 33 °F (0 °C) / max: 35 °F (2 °C) 34°F
1°C
Wind: 68°/ 9.1 m/s  Gust: 11.9 m/sWind: 68°/ 9.1 m/s  Gust: 11.9 m/sFresh breeze
9.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature35 °F / 2 °C
33 °F / 1 °C

Prince Leopold Island is located in Nunavut, Arctic Canada. Approx 13 km (8 ml) to the southwest is the Somerset Island.Prince Leopold Island (Nunavut, Canada)

Prince Leopold is an uninhabited, oval-shaped island (sized east-west 14 km / 9 ml, and north-south 8 km / 5 ml), covering a total area of 64 km2 (25 ml2). Its highest elevation point is 265 m (869 ft).Prince Leopold Island (Nunavut, Canada)

The island was named in 1819, honoring Prince Leopold, who in 1830 became King Leopold I of Belgium (country's first ever king, 1790-1865).Prince Leopold Island (Nunavut, Canada)

Prince Leopold Island is designated as Important Bird Area and listed as "migratory bird sanctuary and terrestrial habitat site". Its fauna is largely represented by the seabird species thick-billed murres (aka Brunnich's guillemot), northern fulmars (aka Arctic fulmar) and black-legged kittiwakes. They breed on the island's cliff ledges, between late-May and mid-September.

Prince Leopold Island cruise terminal

Most cruise ships to Prince Leopold Island also anchor at Port Leopold - on Somerset island's northeastern tip.

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