King William Island

King William Island, Nunavut, 13 111 km2, in the Arctic Archipelago.
King William Island, Nunavut, 13 111 km2, in the Arctic Archipelago.


King William Island, Nunavut, 13 111 km2, in the Arctic Archipelago, is a lake-studded, gently rolling plain, with a maximum elevation of 137 m. Its vegetation, a polar semidesert, serves as summer range for mainland caribou. It was discovered 1830 by Sir John Ross and named after the British monarch King William IV. Remains of the ill-fated Franklin expedition have been found here.

See also Franklin Search.


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