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Banks Island

Banks Island is one of the Canadian Arctic Islands. It lies in the District of Franklin in the Northwest Territories to the west of Victoria Island. The Amundsen Gulf separates it on the south from the mainland. On the west is the Beaufort Sea. The McClure Strait on the north is between it and Prince Patrick Island and Melville Island of the Parry Islands. The settlement of Sachs Harbour lies on the southwest coast. Two federal migratory bird sanctuaries were founded on the island in 1961. Banks is one of the largest islands of the world.

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