Foxe Basin

Foxe Basin, a widening of the waterway between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula, c.340 mi (550 km) long and c.225 mi (360 km) wide, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The basin is shallow and is ice-clogged most of the year. Foxe Channel (c.200 mi/320 km long and c.90 mi/140 km wide) connects it with Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Foxe Basin from Fact Monster:

  • Nettilling Lake - Nettilling Lake Nettilling Lake , freshwater lake, 1,956 sq mi (5,066 sq km), S Baffin Island, ...
  • Fury and Hecla Strait - Fury and Hecla Strait Fury and Hecla Strait , narrow channel, c.100 mi (160 km) long and from 10 to ...
  • Luke Fox - Fox or Foxe, Luke Fox or Foxe, Luke, 1586–1635, English explorer. As a master mariner, he set ...
  • Melville Peninsula - Melville Peninsula Melville Peninsula, 24,156 sq mi (62,564 sq km), c.250 mi (400 km) long and from ...
  • Encyclopedia: Canadian Physical Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Canadian Physical Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Canadian Physical Geography

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe