Meighen Island, Nunavut
|Coordinates||79°59′N 099°30′W / 79.983°N 99.500°WCoordinates: 79°59′N 099°30′W / 79.983°N 99.500°W|
Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
|Area||955 km2 (369 sq mi)|
|Length||56 km (34.8 mi)|
|Width||30 km (19 mi)|
Features and history
The island was later named after Arthur Meighen, Canadian prime minister 1920-21 and 1926.
Meighen Island has few neighbours. It is about 40 km (25 mi) west of the next nearest major island, Axel Heiberg Island. About 4 km (2.5 mi) to Meighen's north, across the Hose Strait, lies small crescent-shaped Perley Island. The Fay Islands lie between Meighen Island and Axel Heiberg Island within the Sverdrup Channel.
- Mills, William James (2003). Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 421. ISBN 1-57607-422-6.