|Archipelago||Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Ungava Bay Archipelago
|Total islands||100 (Plover Islands and Payne Islands combined)|
|Area||1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
(Plover Islands and Payne Islands combined)
The uninhabited Payne Islands are an archipelago, members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the Ungava Bay Archipelago, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. They are located in Payne Bay, a waterway in western Ungava Bay, just east of the Arnaud River (formerly the Payne River) and the community of Kangirsuk on Quebec's Ungava Peninsula.
Note: The Atlas of Canada does not recognise this appellation; presumably the Payne Islands are constituted of the islets of Nanuk, Agvik, and Akunok.
The islands have a hard granitic gneiss and a thin layer of soil. Their perimeter measures approximately 3 km (1.9 mi).
Their habitat includes lichen, moss, sedges, and low woody shrubs.
- Plover Islands at Atlas of Canada
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