westernmost island of the Arctic Archipelago, Canada: part of Inuvik region
, Northwest Territories: 27,038 sq mi
(70,028 sq km)
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Word origin of 'Banks Island'after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), Eng botanist & explorer