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Bush Island (Nunavut)

Bush Island is a small, remote island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Hudson Strait, 9.5 mi off the north end of Killiniq Island, separated by Port Harvey, a small bay. It measures 2.5 mi long and 1.2 mi wide. The e ...

Cameron Island

Cameron Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. Located in the Arctic Ocean, close to Bathurst Island, it has an area of 1.059 km 2, 42 to 43 kilometres long and 47 to 38 kilometres wide. Ile Vanier lies immediately to th ...

Clapperton Island

Clapperton Island is located in Northwest Territories, Canada, within Franklin Bay. It is 14 miles from Cape Lyon. The island was named by John Franklin in honour of the explorer, Hugh Clapperton. It is composed of limestone, and is skirted by de ...

Clarence Islands

The Clarence Islands are a Canadian Arctic island group in the Nunavut Territory. The islands lie in the James Ross Strait, 16 kilometres east of Cape Felix, off the northeast coast of King William Island. They are about 40 km west of Kent Bay on ...

Deer Island (Qikiqtaaluk Region)

Deer Island is one of the uninhabited Canadian Arctic islands in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. The island is located in Foxe Basin just north of Jens Munk Island.

Dorset Island

Dorset Island or Cape Dorset Island is one of the Canadian Arctic islands located in Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada. It lies off the Foxe Peninsula area of southwestern Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region. It is serviced by an airport and a h ...

Grey Goose Island

Grey Goose Island is one of several, larger, uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada located within the midsection of James Bay. Other comparable islands in the area include the Bear Islands, North and South Twin Islands, Spencer I ...

Little Cornwallis Island

Little Cornwallis Island is one of the Canadian Arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. It is located at 75°30N 96°30W, between Cornwallis Island and Bathurst Island in McDougall Sound, and measures 412 km 2. It is uninhabited. Little Cornwallis islan ...

Lougheed Island

e Lougheed island is one of the uninhabited Islands of the Canadian Arctic archipelago in Qikiqtaaluk region, Nunavut. It measures 1.312 km 2 507 square miles in size. It is relatively isolated compared to other canadian Arctic Islands, and is lo ...

Lowther Island

Lowther Island lies within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Canadas territory of Nunavut. It is one of the mid-channel islands in the western sector of Barrow Strait. Bathurst Island and Cornwallis Island are ...

Melville Island (Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

Melville Island is an uninhabited island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago with an area of 42.149 km 2. It is the 33rd largest island in the world and Canadas eighth largest island. The mountains on Melville island, some of the largest in the We ...

Prince Leopold Island

Prince Leopold Island is an island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Lancaster Sound at the junction of Prince Regent Inlet and Barrow Strait. Somerset Island is situated 13 km to the southwest, Port Leopold is the cl ...

Prince of Wales Island (Nunavut)

One of the larger members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Prince of Wales Island is an Arctic island in Nunavut, Canada, lying between Victoria Island and Somerset Island and south of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. For administrative purposes i ...

Resolution Island (Nunavut)

Resolution Island is one of the many uninhabited Canadian Arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is a Baffin Island offshore island located in Davis Strait. It has an area of 1.015 km 2. The Lower Savage Islands lie between Resolution ...

Somerset Island (Nunavut)

In the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Somerset Island is a large, uninhabited island separated by the 2 km wide Bellot Strait from the Boothia Peninsula in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada, lying between Peel Sound and Prince Regent Inlet. ...

Ward Hunt Island

Ward Hunt Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean, off the north coast of Ellesmere Island. Its northern cape is one of the northernmost elements of land in Canada. Only a 17 km stretch of northern coast of Ellesmere Island arou ...

Lone Shieling

The Lone Shieling is a Scottish-style sheep crofters hut located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia. Built in 1942, it is one of the earliest structures in the park and is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building due to its histori ...

Inverness County, Nova Scotia

Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Its territory is almost contiguous with the Municipality of Inverness County but excludes the town of Port Hawkesbury and Miꞌkmaq reserves.

Richmond County, Nova Scotia

Named in honour of Sir Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, who was Governor General of British North America 1818-1819, Richmond County was created in 1835. The Richmond County comprises that in the southern district, which was established in 1 ...

Victoria County, Nova Scotia

Victoria County is a county in Nova Scotia, Canada. The shire town and largest municipality is the village of Baddeck. Previous to European settlement, Victoria County, like other parts of Nova Scotia, was inhabited by the Miꞌkmaq.

History of Baddeck

Baddeck, Nova Scotia is a village founded in 1908, with a history stretching back to early Mikmaq, French and British settlements. The village was home to Alexander Graham Bell and was witness to the first flight in the commonwealth with Bells Si ...

Phoenician Steps

The Phoenician Steps of Capri are a long and steep stone stairway that unites the population center of Capri with that of Anacapri. The stairway was made probably by ancient Greek colonists, however, rather than by Phoenicians. Before constructio ...

Villa Certosella

Villa Certosella is a hotel in Capri, Italy. Set along the Via Tragara, it was the home of Camille du Locle when he lived in Capri. The villa was enlarged by the illustrator Jan Styka in Italian Renaissance style. Later, Edwin Cerio requisitioned ...

Villa Monacone

The Villa Monacone is located on the island of Capri, Italy. Situated near Pizzolungo and the Faraglioni rocks, its name derives from its location, which faces the Faraglionis Monacone rock formation. The architectural style is unusual for a Capr ...

Villa San Michele

The villas gardens have panoramic views of the town of Capri and its harbour, the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Mount Vesuvius. The villa sits on a ledge at the top of the Phoenician Steps, between Anacapri and Capri, at a height of 327 meters above ...

Villa Solitaria

Villa Solitaria was the home of the Scottish writer Compton Mackenzie when he lived on Capri, Italy. It was also used by the Scottish music critic and composer, Cecil Gray. Set on a bluff, it was built by architect Edwin Cerio in the early 20th c ...

Piazza Umberto I

Piazza Umberto I is the most famous square of the island of Capri, Italy. The square is located in the historic center of Capri, in the eponymous town Capri, on the eastern end of the island, and since Roman times, it has been considered the cent ...

Omega Bay Estates

Omega Bay Estates is a luxury residential estate on the northern central coast of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Omega Bay Estates lies to the north of Prospect Park and east of the Owen Roberts International Airport and Grand Harbour. The d ...

Conus cebuensis

Conus cebuensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. These snails are predatory and venomous. They are able to "sting" people.

List of amphibians and reptiles of Cebu

The island of Cebu in the Philippines is home to various species of reptiles and amphibians. Supsup, et al. recorded a total of 13 amphibian species and 63 reptile species. Brachymeles Cebuensis is a rare skink endemic to Cebu. Secretive, blind s ...

Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway

The Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway, also known as the Cebu–Cordova Bridge is a toll bridge expressway under-construction in Metro Cebu, Philippines which will link Cebu City and Cordova.

Mount Orizaba

Mount Orizaba is the highest peak on Santa Catalina Island, California, United States. The summit is at 2.097 feet. On January 10, 1949, 8 inches of snow fell on the mountain.

Santa Barbara Channel

The Santa Barbara Channel is a portion of the Southern California Bight and separates the mainland of California from the northern Channel Islands. It is generally south of the city of Santa Barbara, and west of the Oxnard Plain in Ventura County ...

Toyon Bay

Toyon Bay is located on Catalina Island off the coast of California. Originally inhabited by a group of natives called Pipi Mari, and the Torqua, after whom a nearby spring is named. In the early 1900s, it was the site of a boys boarding school. ...

Acuy Island

Acuy is a small island southeast of the town of Queilen. Is about 2 km long and 500 m wide at its largest points, and therefore has only a small population. The population mostly dedicated to fishing and gathering meadows.

Lemuy Island

Lemuy Island is an island in Chiloe Archipelago, Chile, off the eastern coast of Chiloe Island. There are nine villages on the island. On the North coast: Aldachildo. Puqueldon. Ichuac. On the South coast: Liucura, with a wooden church which was ...

Tranqui Island

Tranqui is an island of the Chiloe Archipelago in southern Chile. It has three sectors: San Jose, Tranqui Nepue and Sentinel, all with small populations. A significant part of its forest still has not been touched by the subsistence agriculture w ...

Achao

Achao is a town on the Chiloe Archipelago, in the south of Chile. The town is the capital of Quinchao commune on the island of the same name. Lying on level ground, of Achao has a sandy beach and surrounded by hills. Opposite the town are the Isl ...

Kamen Ariy

Kamen Ariy, or Ary Rock is a small islet of the Commander Islands in the North Pacific Ocean, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia. These islands belong to the Kamchatka Krai of the Russian Federation. Kamen Ariy is about 8 km west o ...

Brighton Beach Motordrome

It started as the Brighton Beach Race-Course and became the Brighton Beach Motordrome in 1909. In 1915 A. H. Patterson took over as the proprietor of the racetrack.

William E. Grady CTE High School

William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School is a public, Career and Technical Education high school located at 25 Brighton 4th Road, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is a part of region 7 in the New York City Department ...

Achlades Peninsula

Achlades Peninsula is the southernmost tip of the island of Ios of Cyclades. Almost just to the south, 18 km from Achlades is Cape Mavropetra, the northernmost point of the island of Santorini.

San Carlos Water

Despite its Spanish-sounding name, there is a wide discrepancy with the Spanish usage, for in Spanish "Estrecho de San Carlos" refers to all of the much larger Falkland Sound, which runs between the two main islands of West Falkland and East Falk ...

Sapper Hill

Sapper Hill is on East Falkland, Falkland Islands. It is just to the south of Stanley, and is heavily mined from the Falklands War. It is named after a troop of sappers who were based at Moody Brook barracks.

Mount Usborne

Mount Usborne is a mountain on East Falkland. At 2.313 feet above sea level, it is the highest point in the Falkland Islands. The mountain is referenced by Charles Darwin in Chapter 9 of the Zoology of the journey of H. M. S. Beagle. It is named ...

Johnsons Harbour

Johnsons Harbour is a settlement on the north east coast of East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. It is on the shore of Berkeley Sound at the head of Chabot Creek on a bay also named Johnsons Harbour. It has a small store but the FIGAS only land ...

San Carlos, Falkland Islands

San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water. It is sometimes nicknamed "JB" after a former owner, Jack Bonner. The settlement consists of a number of properties including a dwelling ...

La Frontera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

La Frontera is a municipality in the northwestern part of the island El Hierro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. In 2007, the southern part of the territory of La Frontera was split off to form the new municipality of El Pinar.

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