EN FR
Municipality Canada / Nunavut

Nunavut


The Nunavut is a federal territory in northern Canada, bordered to the south by Manitoba and to the west by the Northwest Territories. It is the largest territorial entity in the country but also the fifth largest administrative division in the world with an area of 2,093,190 km2. Its geographic location makes it the least populated with 38,966 inhabitants in 2020. Its premier is Joe Savikataaq and its commissioner is Eva Aariak. The spoken languages are English, French and Inuit.

Nunavut has a tundra climate, meaning that the warmest month (July) has an average temperature below 10°C, long winters and strong winds. Due to global warming, the habitat of polar bears, seals, walruses and caribou is threatened, which directly impacts the way of life of the Inuit, who constitute the main population of the territory.

Numerous tribes settled the territory for more than 5000 years. Following the cooldown of the territory, the people left it. Gradually it will be repopulated by the Inuit (tribe of hunters and fishermen) who adapt very well to this type of climate. From 1570, numerous British expeditions were organized in order to find new sea routes and to trade furs. Between 1913 and 1918, the section of the Canadian Arctic Expedition entrusted with the North, defined the perimeter of the Canadian continental shelf and discovered some of the last large islands of the globe previously unknown - Lougheed, Borden, Mackenzie King, Meighen and Brock Islands. At this time, many groups of Inuit met European explorers and began to trade furs and other traditional items for European food and metal tools. Inuit played an important role in many of these expeditions, as hunters, guides or interpreters, even helping Europeans to draw their maps.

Resource extraction has always been the mainstay of the economy, but after the decline of the whaling industry in the late 19th century and the end of the fur trade in the 1930s, Nunavut's economy has not developed much. Since the 1960s, Nunavut's economy has grown to include inshore and offshore commercial fisheries, renewable resource development, arts and crafts, tourism and a growing service sector. In the main, the Inuit support development as long as it respects the land and provides economic opportunities for the Nunavummiut.

Check below a list of all the cities in Nunavut Territories, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar:


  • IQALUIT

    Iqaluit has a website

    Municipality of -10 000 inhabitants

  • RANKIN INLET

    Rankin Inlet has a website

    Municipality of -3 000 inhabitants

  • ARVIAT

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -3 000 inhabitants

  • BAKER LAKE

    Municipality of -2 500 inhabitants

  • CAMBRIDGE BAY

    Cambridge Bay has a website

    Municipality of -2 000 inhabitants

  • IGLOOLIK

    Municipality of -2 000 inhabitants

  • POND INLET

    Pond Inlet has a website

    Municipality of -2 000 inhabitants

  • KUGLUKTUK

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • PANGNIRTUNG

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • CAPE DORSET

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • GJOA HAVEN

    Gjoa Haven has a website

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • NAUJAAT

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • CLYDE RIVER

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • TALOYOAK

    Municipality of -1 500 inhabitants

  • KUGAARUK

    Municipality of -1 000 inhabitants

Page

1 - 2
Sort results
Statistics