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Auyuittuq National Park

Auyuittuq National Park (ouyōˈətək, –ətŭkˌ) [key], c.8,290 sq mi (21,470 sq km), E Baffin Island near Pangnirtung, Nunavut Territory, Canada; est. 1972. Located on the Cumberland Peninsula, it was the first Canadian national park to be created N of the Arctic Circle. The park includes scenic fjords, glaciated mountains, numerous glaciers, and the extensive Penny Ice Cap.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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