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This is a list of communities in Nunavut Territory, Canada. Note that many of these communities have alternate names or spellings in Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun, while others are primarily known by their Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun names. As of the 2006 census the population of Nunavut was 29,474 an increase of 10.2% from the 2001 census.[1]

Contents

Communities recognised by the Government of Nunavut

Community[2] Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun[3] Inuktitut syllabics Translation[2] Region Population
2006
% change
from 2001
Location
Arctic Bay Ikpiarjuk ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ the pocket Qikiqtaaluk Region 690 6.8% 73°02′11″N 085°09′09″W / 73.03639°N 85.1525°W / 73.03639; -85.1525 (Arctic Bay)
Arviat   ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ Bowhead Whale Kivalliq Region 2,060 8.5% 61°06′29″N 094°03′25″W / 61.10806°N 94.05694°W / 61.10806; -94.05694 (Arviat)
Baker Lake Qamani’tuaq ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ big lake joined by a river at both ends Kivalliq Region 1,728 14.7% 64°19′05″N 096°01′03″W / 64.31806°N 96.0175°W / 64.31806; -96.0175 (Baker Lake)
Bathurst Inlet Kingoak ᑭᖓᐅᓐ the nose Kitikmeot Region 0 -100.0% 66°50′00″N 108°02′00″W / 66.8333333°N 108.0333333°W / 66.8333333; -108.0333333 (Bathurst Inlet)
Cambridge Bay Iqaluktuuttiaq ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ fair fishing place Kitikmeot Region 1,477 12.8% 69°07′02″N 105°03′11″W / 69.11722°N 105.05306°W / 69.11722; -105.05306 (Cambridge Bay)
Cape Dorset Kinngait ᑭᙵᐃᑦ tip of the island Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,236 7.7% 64°13′54″N 076°32′25″W / 64.23167°N 76.54028°W / 64.23167; -76.54028 (Cape Dorset)
Chesterfield Inlet Igluligaarjuk ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ place with few houses Kivalliq Region 332 -3.8% 63°20′27″N 090°42′22″W / 63.34083°N 90.70611°W / 63.34083; -90.70611 (Chesterfield Inlet)
Clyde River Kangiqtugaapik ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ nice little inlet Qikiqtaaluk Region 820 4.5% 70°28′26″N 068°35′10″W / 70.47389°N 68.58611°W / 70.47389; -68.58611 (Clyde River)
Coral Harbour Salliit ᓴᓪᓖᑦ a large, flat island in front of the mainland Kivalliq Region 769 8.0% 64°08′13″N 083°09′51″W / 64.13694°N 83.16417°W / 64.13694; -83.16417 (Coral Harbour)
Gjoa Haven Uqsuqtuuq ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ place of plenty blubber Kitikmeot Region 1,064 10.8% 68°37′33″N 095°52′30″W / 68.62583°N 95.875°W / 68.62583; -95.875 (Gjoa Haven)
Grise Fiord Aujuittuq ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ place that never thaws Qikiqtaaluk Region 141 -13.5% 76°25′03″N 082°53′38″W / 76.4175°N 82.89389°W / 76.4175; -82.89389 (Grise Fiord)
Hall Beach Sanirajak ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ the shoreline[4] Qikiqtaaluk Region 654 7.4% 68°46′38″N 081°13′27″W / 68.77722°N 81.22417°W / 68.77722; -81.22417 (Hall Beach)
Igloolik Iglulik ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ place of iglus[5]a[›] Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,538 19.6% 69°22′34″N 081°47′58″W / 69.37611°N 81.79944°W / 69.37611; -81.79944 (Igloolik)
Iqaluit
(territorial capital)
  ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ place of many fish Qikiqtaaluk Region 6,184 18.1% 63°44′55″N 068°31′11″W / 63.74861°N 68.51972°W / 63.74861; -68.51972 (Iqaluit)
Kimmirut   ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ heel Qikiqtaaluk Region 411 -5.1% 62°50′48″N 069°52′07″W / 62.84667°N 69.86861°W / 62.84667; -69.86861 (Kimmirut)
Kugaaruk Arviligjuaq ᑳᒑᕐᑭᓪ place with lots of bowhead whales (Arviligjuaq),
little stream (Kugaaruk)[6]
Kitikmeot Region 688 13.7% 68°31′59″N 089°49′36″W / 68.53306°N 89.82667°W / 68.53306; -89.82667 (Kugaaruk)
Kugluktuk Qurluqtuq ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ where the water falls (Qurluqtuq),
two startled people (Kugluktuk}[7]
Kitikmeot Region 1,302 7.4% 67°49′32″N 115°05′42″W / 67.82556°N 115.095°W / 67.82556; -115.095 (Kugluktuk)
Pangnirtung Pangniqtuuq ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ place of the bull caribou Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,325 3.8% 66°08′52″N 065°41′58″W / 66.14778°N 65.69944°W / 66.14778; -65.69944 (Pangnirtung)
Pond Inlet Mittimatalik ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ place where Mittiima is buried Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,315 7.8% 72°41′57″N 077°57′33″W / 72.69917°N 77.95917°W / 72.69917; -77.95917 (Pond Inlet)
Qikiqtarjuaq   ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ big island Qikiqtaaluk Region 473 -8.9% 67°33′29″N 064°01′29″W / 67.55806°N 64.02472°W / 67.55806; -64.02472 (Qikiqtarjuaq)
Rankin Inlet Kangiqiniq or Kangirliniq ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ inlet[8] Kivalliq Region 2,358 8.3% 62°48′35″N 092°05′58″W / 62.80972°N 92.09944°W / 62.80972; -92.09944 (Rankin Inlet)
Repulse Bay Naujaat ᓇᐅᔮᑦ seagull resting place[9] Kivalliq Region 748 22.2% 66°31′19″N 086°14′06″W / 66.52194°N 86.235°W / 66.52194; -86.235 (Repulse Bay)
Resolute Qausuittuq ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ place with no dawn[10] Qikiqtaaluk Region 229 6.5% 74°41′51″N 094°49′56″W / 74.6975°N 94.83222°W / 74.6975; -94.83222 (Resolute)
Sanikiluaq   ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ named for a man known as a fast runner[11] Qikiqtaaluk Region 744 8.8% 56°32′34″N 079°13′30″W / 56.54278°N 79.225°W / 56.54278; -79.225 (Sanikiluaq)
Taloyoak Talurjuaq ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒃ large caribou blind Kitikmeot Region 809 12.4% 69°32′13″N 093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667 (Taloyoak)
Whale Cove Tikirarjuaq ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ long point Kivalliq Region 353 15.7% 62°10′22″N 092°34′46″W / 62.17278°N 92.57944°W / 62.17278; -92.57944 (Whale Cove)
Regional populations
Kitikmeot 6 communities 5,361[12]
Kitikmeot, Unorganized 21[13]
Kivalliq
("Keewatin" to Statistics Canada)
7 communities 8,348[14]
Keewatin, Unorganized 0[15]
Qikiqtaaluk
("Baffin" to Statistics Canada)
13 communities 15,765[16]
Baffin, Unorganized 5[17]

Former Distant Early Warning Line and current North Warning System sites[18]

  • Bernard Harbour (PIN-C), on the mainland
  • Bray Island (FOX-A)
  • Brevoort Island (BAF-3)
  • Broughton Island (FOX-5)
  • Byron Bay (PIN-4)
  • Cambridge Bay (CAM-MAIN)
  • Cape Dyer (DYE-MAIN), on Baffin Island
  • Cape Hooper (FOX-4)
  • Cape Mcloughlin (CAM-5A)
  • Cape Mercy (BAF-2)
  • Cape Peel West (PIN-EB)
  • Cape Young (PIN-2)
  • Clifton Point (PIN-B)
  • Clinton Point (PIN-1)
  • Croker River (PIN 1BG)
  • Lailor River (CAM-FA)
  • Loks Land (BAF-4A)
  • Longstaff Bluff (FOX-2)
  • Mackar Inlet (CAM-5)
  • Matheson Point (CAM-C)
  • Nudluardjuk Lake (FOX-B)
  • Pelly Bay (CAM-4)
  • Resolution Island (BAF-5)
  • Ross Point (PIN-D)
  • Rowley Island (FOX-1)
  • Scarpa Lake (CAM-F)
  • Shepherd Bay (CAM-3)
  • Simpson Lake (CAM-D)
  • Sturt Point (CAM-A3A)

Weather stations and military bases

Mine sites

Former

Hudson's Bay Company trading posts

Notes

^ a:  iglu meaning house and refers to the sod houses that were originally in the area.[19]

References

NU
Canadian Provinces and Territories
Communities in Canada's provinces and territories
  1. ^ 2006 census
  2. ^ a b Nunavut Communities
  3. ^ Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk are Inuinnaqtun speaking communities
  4. ^ Hall Beach at the Atlas of Canada
  5. ^ Igloolik at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  6. ^ Kugaaruk at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  7. ^ Kugluktuk Heritage
  8. ^ Rankin Inlet at the Atlas of Canada
  9. ^ Repulse Bay at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  10. ^ The Nunavut Handbook ISBN 1550365878
  11. ^ Sanikiluaq at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  12. ^ Kitikemot Region 2006
  13. ^ Kitikmeot, Unorganised 2006
  14. ^ Keewatin Region 2006
  15. ^ Keewatin, Unorganised 2006
  16. ^ Baffin Region 2006
  17. ^ Baffin, Unorganised 2006
  18. ^ The DEW LINE Sites in Canada, Alaska & Greenland
  19. ^ Igloolik at the Atlas of Canada

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