Ellesmere Island

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Island

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Ellesmere Island (Inuktitut: Umingmak Nuna, meaning "land of muskoxen"; French: Île d'Ellesmere) is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Lying within the Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, with Cape Columbia being the most northerly point of land in Canada. (The most northerly point of land on Earth is the nearby Kaffeklubben Island in Greenland). It comprises an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 sq mi) and the total length of the island is 830 km (520 mi), making it the world's tenth largest island and Canada's third largest island. The Arctic Cordillera mountain system covers much of Ellesmere Island, making it the most mountainous in the Arctic Archipelago. The Arctic willow is the only woody species to grow on Ellesmere Island.

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