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Dexterity Island
Geography
Location Baffin Bay
Coordinates 71°37′N 72°47′W / 71.62°N 72.78°W / 71.62; -72.78 (Dexterity Island)Coordinates: 71°37′N 72°47′W / 71.62°N 72.78°W / 71.62; -72.78 (Dexterity Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 135 km2 (52 sq mi)[1]
Country
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Dexterity Islandis an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Baffin Bay off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island. Adams Island is 19.3 km (12.0 mi) to the south, while Bergesen Island is 17.2 km (10.7 mi) to the west.[2]

History

An Inuit settlement existed on Dexterity Island, but left before the arrival of the Hudson's Bay Company. The group camped on the landward side in the winter and the eastern side in the summer.[3]

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