Sverdrup Islands


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Sverdrup Islands:

see Queen Elizabeth IslandsQueen Elizabeth Islands,
northern part of the Arctic Archipelago, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, N Canada. Ellesmere Island (the largest), the Parry group (Melville, Bathurst, Devon, Prince Patrick, and Cornwallis islands), and the Sverdrup group (Axel Heiberg, Ellef
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Sverdrup Islands

 

a group of islands in the northern Canadian Arctic Archipelago; part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. The largest islands are Axel Heiberg, Amund Ringnes, and Ellef Ringnes. The islands cover an area of approximately 75,000 sq km. The Isachsen Meteorological Station is on Ellef Ringnes Island. The islands were named for Otto Sverdrup.

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