Somerset Island (Nunavut)

Somerset Iceland is a large island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. With an area of ​​24,786 km ², it is ranked among the 12 largest islands in Canada and number 46 among the biggest islands in the world. The island reaches a height of 503 meters above the sea. From the mainland and the adjacent Peninsula Boothia she is discovered by the researchers of the two Arctic William Kennedy and Joseph René Bellot - separated and just 2 km wide Bellotstraße.

The end of 1848 landed James Clark Ross, in search of the lost Franklin expedition to winter on the north coast of the island. From 1937 to 1948, on Somerset with Fort Ross an outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company, today the island is uninhabited.