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