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The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, also known as just the Arctic Archipelago, is an archipelago north of the Canadian mainland in the Arctic. There are about 36,563 islands which have much of the territory of Northern Canada – most of Nunavut and part of Northwest Territories.
The archipelago has 94 major islands (bigger than 130 km²), including three of the world's ten biggest islands, and 36,469 minor islands. The bigger islands of the archipelago (over 10,000 km²) are:
|Baffin Island||507,451 km2 (195,928 sq mi)||5||1||9,563|
|Victoria Island||217,291 km2 (83,897 sq mi)||9||2||1,707|
|Ellesmere Island||196,236 km2 (75,767 sq mi)||10||3||168|
|Banks Island||70,028 km2 (27,038 sq mi)||24||5||114|
|Devon Island||55,247 km2 (21,331 sq mi)||27||6||0|
|Axel Heiberg Island||43,178 km2 (16,671 sq mi)||32||7||0|
|Melville Island||42,149 km2 (16,274 sq mi)||33||8||0|
|Southampton Island||41,214 km2 (15,913 sq mi)||34||9||721|
|Prince of Wales Island||33,339 km2 (12,872 sq mi)||40||10||0|
|Somerset Island||24,786 km2 (9,570 sq mi)||46||12||0|
|Bathurst Island||16,042 km2 (6,194 sq mi)||54||13||0|
|Prince Patrick Island||15,848 km2 (6,119 sq mi)||55||14||0|
|King William Island||13,111 km2 (5,062 sq mi)||61||15||960|
|Ellef Ringnes Island||11,295 km2 (4,361 sq mi)||69||16||0|
|Bylot Island||11,067 km2 (4,273 sq mi)||72||17||0|
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