Place:Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada


NameBaker Lake
Coordinates64.317°N 96.017°W
Located inNunavut, Canada
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Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq ("where the river widens"); Inuktitut syllabics: ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ, "big lake joined by a river at both ends"), is a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut on mainland Canada. Located inland from Hudson Bay, it is near the nation's geographical centre, and is notable for being the Canadian Arctic's sole inland community.[1] The hamlet is located at the mouth of the Thelon River on the shore of Baker Lake. The community was given its English name in 1761 from Captain William Christopher who named it after Sir William Baker 11th Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.

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