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Kivalliq Region (Inuktitut syllabics: ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ) is an administrative region of Nunavut, Canada. It consists of the portion of the mainland to the west of Hudson Bay together with Southampton Island and Coats Island. The regional seat is Rankin Inlet (pop. 2,358).

Before 1999, Kivalliq Region existed under slightly different boundaries as Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories. Although the Kivalliq name became official in 1999, Statistics Canada has continued to refer to the area as Keewatin Region, Nunavut in publications such as the Census[1]. Most references to the area as "Keewatin" have generally been phased out by Nunavut-based bodies, as that name was originally rooted in a region of northwestern Ontario, and only saw application onto Inuit-inhabited lands because of the boundaries of the now-defunct District of Keewatin.



Protected areas


Canada 2006 Census[2]

  • Population: 8,348
  • Population change (2001-2006): +10.5%
  • Private dwellings: 2,398
  • Area: 445,109.37 km2 (171,857.69 sq mi)
  • Density: 0.019 inhabitants per square kilometre (0.049 /sq mi)
  • National rank in terms of population: 280th out of 288
  • Territorial rank in terms of population: 2nd out of 3


Further reading

Aldene Meis Mason, Leo Paul Dana, and Robert Brent Anderson, "Entrepreneurship in Coral Harbour, Nunavut" International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 9 (2), June 2008, pp. 1-10.

Aldene Meis Mason, Leo Paul Dana, and Robert Brent Anderson, "A Study of Enterprise in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut: Where Subsistence Self-employment Meets Formal Entrepreneurship," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 7 (1), January 2009, pp. 1-23.

Aldene Meis Mason, Leo Paul Dana, Robert Anderson, "The Inuit Commercial Caribou Harvest and Related Agri-Food Industries in Nunavut," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 4 (6) 2007, pp. 785-806.

  • Brown, Marc Allen. Towards Contextually Appropriate Planning Practice Evaluating the Role of Planning in the Kivalliq Community Planning Project. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2005. ISBN 0612970345
  • Dredge, L. A., and I. McMartin. Postglacial marine deposits and marine limit determinations, inner Wager Bay area, Kivalliq region, Nunavut. [Ottawa]: Geological Survey of Canada, 2005. ISBN 0662403886
  • Loughery S, A Macaulay, M Fricke, A Durcan, and J Cooper. 2004. "Speech Language Pathology Services in Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada". International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 63: 120-3.
  • McMartin, I., and L. A. Dredge. History of ice flow in the Schultz Lake and Wager Bay areas, Kivalliq region, Nunavut. Ottawa, Ont: Geological Survey of Canada, 2005. ISBN 0662399749
  • Upstairs Gallery (Winnipeg). Nunavut Celebrated Sculptures from Nunavut with Emphasis on Older Works from the Kivalliq (Keewatin) Region. Winnipeg: Upstairs Gallery, 1999.

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Coordinates: 67°23′N 088°00′W / 67.383°N 88°W / 67.383; -88 (Kivalliq Region)



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