Canada (Ellesmere Island)
this page you will find a map of Canada (Ellesmere Island)
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
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Official name of country: Canada
Official script of the country: Latin/Latein, Inuktitut (Inuktitut, in Nunavut)
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Canada (Ellesmere Island) with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Kanada (Ellesmere Island).
- Mapa Canada (Isla de Ellesmere). - Carte Canada (Île d'Ellesmere).
Canada's capital is Ottawa, the biggest cities are Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Flights to Canada usually go to one of these urban centres.
Canada is the second largest country of the world. Because the names of the localities in our map would not be readable, we subdivided the maps and present several pages - for the other maps please click in the list of North and Central American countries below.
Ellesmere Island is located far in Canada's north, west of the northern part of Greenland, and belongs to the Province of Nunavut. In Inuktitut the island is called Aussuittuq Qikiqtalua. This is not only difficult to pronounce for non-Inuits, another shortcoming is that several localities and islands have quite similar names (Baffin Island translates Qikiqtaluk). In the very north of Ellesmere is located the research station Alert, in the south the settlement of Grise Fiord (Aussuittuq). East of Ellesmere is located Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat - the Greenlandic Inuit use the Latin script) - with the villages of Qaanaaq (Thule), Uummannaq (Dundas) and Savissivik. To the southeast is located the Baffin Bay (in Inuktitut Saknirutiak Imanga). South of Ellesmere is located Devon Island, forther south Bulot Island and finanlly Baffin Island (Qikiqtaluk). Axel Heiberg Island is located west of Ellesmere. Ellesmere Island is smaller in extension than Baffin Island, but nevertheless one of the largest islands of the world.
The official languages of Canada are English, French and Inuktitut. Inuktitut is official only in the province of Nunavut, French and English all over the country, although French is primarily spoken in Québec. There are many more native languages in Canada, however without official status in any region. In our map however, we have given the native American names of the localities in the Northern Territories next to the English names. It is quite possible that in the near future these native names will gain official status.
In contrast to French and English, Inuktitut is not written with the Latin alphabet, but with the Inuktitut alphabet consisting of 14 consonants combined with the vowels a, i, u and none each. In our Canada maps, the Inuktitut spellings of the localities are given in those parts of the country where the Inuktitut names are of importance (Nunavut and some adjacent areas).
Tourism is locally of high importance in Canada. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, sea voyages, beach holidays, flights, or individual tours to Canada.
to all maps in North and Central America:
Antigua and Barbuda
Baffin Bay [~~~~~]
Beaufort Sea [~~~~~]
Canada (Baffin Island)
Canada (British Columbia)
Canada (Ellesmere Island)
Canada (Hudson Bay)
Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Canada (Northwest Territories)
Canada (Nunavut central)
Canada (Nunavut north)
Canada (Nunavut west)
Canada (Yukon Territory)
Caribbean Sea (west)
Caribbean Sea [~~~~~]
Cayman Islands [UK]
Dutch Antilles [NL]
Gulf of Mexico [~~~~~]
Hudson Bay [~~~~~]
Labrador Sea [~~~~~]
Puerto Rico [US]
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States (central)
United States (northeast)
United States (southeast)
United States (Texas)
United States (west)
to all continents:
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is our Map
of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100
cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of
city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country,
by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing
traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous
map can be ordered for 11.50 Euros (+ postage and packing) at www.wissenladen.de.
on which the information contained in this map is based:
vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google
official names of the countries are quite well researched at www.geonames.de.
Also here you can find information on the geography of many countries: www.geographixx.de.
numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form www.peakbagger.com.
is the link to the sitemap, where all areas
with maps are linked.
Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions,
Göttingen, Germany). Copyright (c) 2006 R. Krätzner & F. Welter-Schultes.
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