An uninhabited and unnamed island in a region with very little population

Canada's matryoshka island: an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island

First of all, I must clarify that I have not had any mistake making a copy and paste with the title: it is just like what you can read.

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Canada is the second largest country in the world, the one with the longest coastline and is also the fifth country with the most islands: has a total of 52,455, according to Prince Edward University (named after one of the Canadian Islands). Some of Canada's islands are enormous in size. In fact, this country has three of the ten largest islands in the world: Baffin, Ellesmere and Victoria.

The location of Victoria Island in Canada (Image: Kennonv).

Specifically, Victoria (called Kitlineq in the Inuinnaqtun language) is the eighth largest island in the world, with an area of 217,291 square kilometers. To give us an idea of its size, Portugal has an area of 92,152 square km. Victoria is divided between two of Canada's provinces: Nunavut, which occupies most of the island's surface, and the Northwest Territories, which occupies its northwestern quadrant. .

A satellite image of Victoria Island. In red we can see the location of the small island I talk about in this article (Photo: Google Maps).

It must be noted that, despite its size, in Victoria you would feel much more alone than in Portugal: that huge island only has 1,875 inhabitants, that is, its population density is 0.006 inhabitants per square km. If Victoria were a country it would be the least densely populated in the world. Next to it, with 0.14 inhabitants per square km, Greenland, the least densely populated country today, looks like a shopping center in a day of sales. The capital of Victoria Island is Cambridge Bay and it has 1,760 inhabitants.

Cambridge Bay, the capital of Victoria Island (Photo: Jodie Wilson).

At the same time, Canada is the country with the most lakes in the world: it has 879,800, according to World Atlas, many more than the second country with the most lakes, which is Russia, which has 201,200. Canada has mapped all of its lakes and islands, but many do not have names. This is not only due to their large number (finding names for all of them would be difficult), but also to the fact that they are in uninhabited areas. After all, place names are usually established by those who live in a place.

The location of the island within another island and within another island (Photo: Google Maps).

On October 20, 2007, World Island Info published the discovery of a geographical curiosity in Victoria: an island on an island on an island. That island would be in the scope of islands the same as the small doll that is inside the different layers of a Russian matryoshka doll. That island would be the third largest island in the world, having an area of 1.6 hectares. Using a more Spanish measure, that island has as much surface area as a football field.

We finally arrive at the smallest matryoshka doll, a nameless island in a nameless lake (Photo: Google Maps).

That unnamed island is in the Nunavut part of Victoria Island at coordinates 69°47'32.6"N 108°14'22.2"W, and is located about 145 km northwest of Cambridge Bay. Currently, that island has no name and there is no evidence that it has ever been stepped on by a human being. The lake on which it is located also has no name. I have also not found the name of the island (a width of 2.85 km) on which that lake is, nor the name of the lake on which that island is located (has anyone gotten lost along the way?). You can see its location on Google Maps here:

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