Hans Island (Inuktitut and Greenlandic: Tartupaluk; Inuktitut syllabics: ᑕᕐᑐᐸᓗᒃ; Danish: Hans Ø; French: Île Hans) is an uninhabited island with an area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi). It is in the centre of the Kennedy Channel of Nares Strait. It is within the territorial waters of both Canada and Greenland (Denmark).
|Area||1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi)|
|Length||1,290 m (4230 ft)|
|Width||1,199 m (3934 ft)|
|Queen of Canada||Elizabeth II|
|Queen of Denmark||Margrethe II|
The island has likely been part of Inuit hunting grounds since the 14th century. It was claimed by both Canada and Denmark until June 14, 2022, when both countries agreed to split the island in half.
- "Whose Hans?". Canadian Geographic. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013.
- McKernan, Bethan (13 November 2015). "Canada and Denmark are locked in an adorable war". i100.co.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.