Hudson Bay World's largest inland sea, in e Northwest Territories, Canada, also bounded by Québec (e), Ontario (s), and Manitoba (sw). It connects to the Atlantic by the Hudson Strait (ne), and to the Arctic Ocean by the Foxe Channel (n). Explored in 1610 by Henry Hudson, the bay contains Southampton, Mansel, and Coats islands. The Churchill and Nelson rivers drain into the bay, which is ice-free from July to October. Area: c.1,243,000sq km (480,000sq mi).
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