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... The Queen Elizabeth Islands (French Îles de la Reine-Élisabeth formerly Parry Islands or Parry Archipelago) are the northernmost cluster of islands ...
... Dependencies and other territories Anguilla Aruba Bermuda Bonaire British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Curaçao Greenland Guadeloupe Martinique Montserrat Puerto Rico Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Saint ...
... Until 1999, the Queen Elizabeth Islands were part of the Baffin Region of the Northwest Territories ... With the creation of the Nunavut in 1999 all islands and fractions of islands of the archipelago east of the 110th meridian west became part of Qikiqtaaluk Region of the new territory, which was the major portion of ... Borden Island, Mackenzie King Island and Melville Island were divided between the two territories ...
... Only the three largest islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited ... Other (uninhabited) islands are Cominotto, Filfla and the St.Paul's Islands ... Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours ...
... The islands, together 419,061 km2 (161,800 sq mi) in area, were renamed as a group after Elizabeth II on her coronation as Queen of Canada in 1953 ... First sighted by Europeans in 1616, the Queen Elizabeth Islands were not fully explored and charted until the British Northwest Passage expeditions and later Norwegian exploration of the 19th ... These islands were known as the Parry Archipelago for over 130 years ...
Famous quotes containing the word islands:
“Consider the islands bearing the names of all the saints, bristling with forts like chestnut-burs, or Echinidæ, yet the police will not let a couple of Irishmen have a private sparring- match on one of them, as it is a government monopoly; all the great seaports are in a boxing attitude, and you must sail prudently between two tiers of stony knuckles before you come to feel the warmth of their breasts.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“What are the islands to me
if you are lost
what is Naxos, Tinos, Andros,
and Delos, the clasp
of the white necklace?”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-linethe relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War.”
—W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)