Meta Incognita Peninsula

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Coordinates: 62°45′01″N 068°29′58″W / 62.75028°N 68.49944°W / 62.75028; -68.49944 (Meta Incognita Peninsula)

Kimmirut, Meta Incognita Peninsula, 2006

The Meta Incognita Peninsula is located on southern Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It's bounded by Hudson Strait to the west, and Frobisher Bay to the east. The hamlet of Kimmirut is on the peninsula's northwestern coast.

On his second voyage in July, 1577, Martin Frobisher claimed this area in the name of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The Queen named it Meta Incognita, Latin for "the unknown limits."[1] Frobisher's 1578 voyage was originally planned to establish a settlement here.


  1. ^ McDermott, James (2001). Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan privateer. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-300-08380-7.