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Nunavut

Nunavut
NameNunavut
AlternateNameᓄᓇᕗᑦ
FlagFlag of Nunavut.svg
EntityAdjectiveTerritorial
CoatOfArmsCoat of Arms of Nunavut.png
Label Mapno
Mottoᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᕗᑦ
(Nunavut Sannginivut)
(Inuktitut: "Our land, our strength")
OfficialLangInuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
DemonymNunavummiut, Nunavummiuq (sing.)
FlowerPurple Saxifrage
Treen/a
BirdRock Ptarmigan
CapitalIqaluit
LargestCityIqaluit
LargestMetroIqaluit
PremierEva Aariak
PremierPartyConsensus government
ViceroyEdna Elias
ViceroyTypeCommissioner
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Nunavut|PostalAbbreviation=NU
PostalCodePrefixX
Area Footnotes
AreaRank1st
TotalArea Km22093190
LandArea Km21932255
WaterArea Km2160935
Roads850
PercentWater7.7
PopulationRank13th
Population Footnotes
Population33,303
PopulationYear2011
DensityRank13th
Density Km20.015
GDP Year2006
GDP TotalC$1.213 billion
GDP Rank13th
GDP Per CapitaC$39,383
GDP Per Capita Rank8th
AdmittanceOrder13th
AdmittanceDateApril 1, 1999
TimeZoneUTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7
HouseSeats1 (Leona Aglukkaq
SenateSeats1 (Dennis Patterson)
ISOCodeCA-NU
Websitewww.gov.nu.ca

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Nunavut c-enˈnuːnəvʊt (from Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ -iuˈnunavut) is the largest and newest federal territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, though the actual boundaries had been established in 1993. The creation of Nunavut meaning "our land" in Inuktitut resulted in the first major change to Canada's map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland in 1949.

Nunavut comprises a major portion of Northern Canada, and most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, making it the fifth-largest country subdivision in the world. The capital Iqaluit (formerly "Frobisher Bay") on Baffin Island, in the east, was chosen by the 1995 capital plebiscite. Other major communities include the regional centres of Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. Nunavut also includes Ellesmere Island to the north, as well as the eastern and southern portions of Victoria Island in the west and Akimiski Island in James Bay to the far south.

Nunavut is both the least populous and the largest in geography of the provinces and territories of Canada. One of the most remote, sparsely settled regions in the world, it has an estimated population of over 33,000, mostly Inuit, spread over an area the size of Western Europe. Nunavut is also home to the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, Alert.


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