Davis Strait

strait

Davis Strait is a northern arm of the Labrador Sea. It is between mid-western Greenland and Nunavut, Canada's Baffin Island. The strait was named for the English explorer John Davis (1550–1605), who explored the area while seeking a Northwest Passage. It is the world's broadest strait.

Davis Strait, lying between Greenland and Nunavut, Canada.
  Nunavut
  Quebec
  Newfoundland and Labrador
  Regions outside Canada (Greenland, Iceland)
The coast of Davis Strait in western Greenland

The water depth is between one and two thousand meters. The strait is much shallower than the Labrador Sea to the south or Baffin Bay to the north. It is on the coast line of Canada.

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Coordinates: 65°N 58°W / 65°N 58°W / 65; -58 (Davis Strait)