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Unga′va Penin′sula(n.)

  1. a peninsula in N Quebec, in E Canada, between Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay.

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  1. Ungava Peninsula

    The Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, Quebec, Canada, is bounded by Hudson Bay to the west, Hudson Strait to the north, and Ungava Bay to the east. The Ungava Peninsula is part of the Labrador Peninsula and covers about 252,000 km². Its northern-most point is Cape Wolstenholme, which is also the northern-most point of Quebec. The Ungava Peninsula is a part of the Canadian Shield and consists entirely of treeless tundra dissected by large numbers of rivers and glacial lakes, flowing generally east-west in a parallel fashion. The peninsula was not deglaciated until 6,500 years ago and is believed to have been the prehistoric centre from which the vast Laurentide Ice Sheet spread over most of North America during the last glacial epoch.

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