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Cape Pembroke is an uninhabited headland at the northeastern tip of Coats Island in northern Hudson Bay within the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada.


The habitat is characterized by a small, elevated outcrop of Precambrian gneiss and rocky uplands rising to an elevation of 215 m (705 ft) above sea level. It is 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) in size.


The cape is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU005) and a Key Migratory Bird Habitat Site.


Notable bird species include thick-billed murre, black guillemots, peregrine falcon, glaucous gull, and common eider.

Walrus frequent the area.


It was discovered in 1612 and named by Sir Thomas Button, a Welsh officer of the Royal Navy.

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