Inuvik Region

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For other uses, see Inuvik (disambiguation).
This article is about the administrative region. For the former census division, see Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories (former census division).
The Inuvik Region in relations to the Northwest Territories.

The Inuvik Region is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories. The region consists of eight communities with the regional office situated in Inuvik. Most of the communities are in the Beaufort Sea area and are a mixture of Inuit (Inuvialuit) and First Nations (mostly Gwich'in).

Formerly, there was also a Statistics Canada designated census division named Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories, which was abolished in the Canada 2011 Census. The territorial extent of this census division was somewhat larger than the administrative region of the same name.

Administrative Region communities[edit]

The Inuvik Region administrative entity includes the following communities:

Community name[1] Translation[1] Governance[2][3] Population
2011[4]
% change
from 2006
Location
Aklavik[5] barren-ground grizzly place Hamlet 633 6.6% 68°13′08″N 135°00′31″W / 68.21889°N 135.00861°W / 68.21889; -135.00861 (Aklavik)
Fort McPherson[6] Teet'lit Zhen; at the head of the waters place Hamlet 792 2.1% 67°26′07″N 134°52′55″W / 67.43528°N 134.88194°W / 67.43528; -134.88194 (Fort McPherson)
Inuvik[7] place of man Town 3,460 -0.6% 68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W / 68.36167°N 133.73056°W / 68.36167; -133.73056 (Inuvik)
Paulatuk[8] Paulatuuq; place of coal Hamlet 313 6.5% 69°21′05″N 124°04′10″W / 69.35139°N 124.06944°W / 69.35139; -124.06944 (Paulatuk)
Sachs Harbour[9] Ikahuak; place to which you cross Hamlet 112 -8.2% 71°59′08″N 125°14′53″W / 71.98556°N 125.24806°W / 71.98556; -125.24806 (Sachs Harbour)
Tsiigehtchic[10] mouth of the iron river Charter Community 143 -18.3% 67°26′26″N 133°44′43″W / 67.44056°N 133.74528°W / 67.44056; -133.74528 (Tsiigehtchic)
Tuktoyaktuk[11] looks like a caribou Hamlet 854 -1.8% 69°26′34″N 133°01′52″W / 69.44278°N 133.03111°W / 69.44278; -133.03111 (Tuktoyaktuk)
Ulukhaktok[12] where there is material for ulus Hamlet 402 1.0% 70°44′11″N 117°46′05″W / 70.73639°N 117.76806°W / 70.73639; -117.76806 (Ulukhaktok)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Community Names
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - List". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  4. ^ Canada Census 2011
  5. ^ "NWT Communities - Aklavik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort McPherson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Inuvik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Paulatuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Sachs Harbour". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Tsiigehtchic". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  11. ^ "NWT Communities - Tuktoyaktuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  12. ^ "NWT Communities - Ulukhaktok". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

Coordinates: 68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W / 68.36167°N 133.73056°W / 68.36167; -133.73056 (Inuvik Region centred on Inuvik)