Baffin Island is the largest island in Canada and lies between Greenland and the mainland. It is separated from Greenland in the north and east by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait and from the Labrador and Northern Quebec mainland in the south by Hudson Strait. It is uninhabited except for a few small coastal settlements, including Iqaluit, on Frobisher Bay, Pangnirtung on the Cumberland Sound and Cape Dorset.
Visited by Norse explorers in the 11th century and sighted by Frobisher during his search for a Northwest Passage (1576-78) it is named after William Baffin, a 17th-century English navigator. This 950 mile (1,500km) long Arctic island is indented by fjords and features a central mountain range with many glaciers.
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