Victoria Island


Victoria Island

geographical name

Definition of VICTORIA ISLAND

island N Canada SE of Banks Island area 81,930 square miles (213,018 square kilometers)

Victoria Island

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Second largest island of the Arctic Archipelago, Canada. About 320 mi (515 km) long and 170–370 mi (270–600 km) wide, it has an area of 83,896 sq mi (217,291 sq km). Discovered in 1838 by Thomas Simpson, it was named for Queen Victoria and was first explored by John Rae in 1851. It is divided administratively between the Northwest Territories and the territory of Nunavut.

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