Southampton Island


Southampton Island

geographical name

Definition of SOUTHAMPTON ISLAND

island N Canada in Nunavut, between Hudson Bay & Foxe Channel area 15,700 square miles (40,820 square kilometers)

Southampton Island

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Island, Keewatin region, Nunavut, Canada. Lying at the entrance to Hudson Bay, the island is roughly triangular and has an area of 15,913 sq mi (41,214 sq km). Its plateau in the northeast, with 1,000-ft (300-m) coastal cliffs, gradually slopes to lowlands in the south. Its coastal waters are noted for Arctic char fishing.

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