Foxe Peninsula

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Foxe Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada.
  Newfoundland and Labrador

Foxe Peninsula is a peninsula found at the southern end of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It juts out from the southerly end of the island in a southwestly direction, dividing Foxe Basin and Hudson Strait. Its western extremity is Cape Queen; to the southeast lies the Inuit hamlet of Cape Dorset. Inuksuk Point at the western coast contains more than 100 inuksuit.

The peninsula is 241 km (150 mi) long and 80 km (50 mi) to 161 km (100 mi) wide.[1]

The peninsula is named for the English explorer Luke Foxe.

Inuksuit at the Foxe Peninsula (Baffin Island), Canada


  1. ^ "Foxe Peninsula". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 

Coordinates: 65°N 076°W / 65°N 76°W / 65; -76 (Foxe Peninsula)