Prince Gustav Adolf Sea

Prince Gustav Adolf Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean located in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada.

Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea is located in Arctic
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
Location in the Arctic
Море Густава-Адольфа
Location
LocationArctic Ocean
Coordinates78°30′N 107°0′W / 78.500°N 107.000°WCoordinates: 78°30′N 107°0′W / 78.500°N 107.000°W
TypeSea
Basin countriesNunavut, Canada
Max. length800 km (500 mi)

Geography

It is situated among the islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The sea is bounded on the west by Borden Island and Mackenzie King Island, and on the east by Ellef Ringnes Island. To the south is Lougheed Island. The sea opens into the Arctic Ocean to the north, and into the Byam Martin Channel and Maclean Strait to the south.

The Sea was named in 1898 by Otto Sverdrup after the Swedish prince (and later king) Gustav VI Adolf.[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Otto Neumann, Sverdrup (1959). Arctic adventures: Adapted from New land: four years in the Arctic regions. Longmans. p. 215.
  2. ^ Barr, Elinor (2015-07-27). Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442695153.
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