Kunghit Island is an island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is the southernmost island in the Haida Gwaii archipelago, located to the south of Moresby Island. The southernmost point of Kunghit Island, called Cape St James, is used to delineated the boundary between Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound.[1] The only habitation on Kunghit Island is Rose Harbour, on its north shore.

Gwaii Kunghit
LocationBritish Columbia Coast
Coordinates52°6′N 131°5′W / 52.100°N 131.083°W / 52.100; -131.083
ArchipelagoHaida Gwaii
Area215 km2 (83 sq mi)
Length24 km (14.9 mi)
Width13 km (8.1 mi)

Kunghit Island is 24 kilometres (15 mi) long and ranges in width from 2 to 13 kilometres (1.2 to 8.1 mi). It is 215 square kilometres (83 sq mi) in area. Houston Stewart Channel separates Kunghit and Moresby Islands.[2]

Coordinates: 52°6′N 131°5′W / 52.100°N 131.083°W / 52.100; -131.083

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  1. ^ "Queen Charlotte Sound". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ Kunghit Island, The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

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