List of communities in Nunavut

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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 2011 census the population of Nunavut was 31,906 an increase of 8.3% from the 2006 census.[1]

Communities[edit]

The following are communities recognised by the Government of Nunavut.

Community[2] Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun[3] Inuktitut syllabics Translation[2] Region Population
2011
% change
from 2006
Location
Arctic Bay Ikpiarjuk ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ the pocket Qikiqtaaluk Region 823[4] 19.3% 73°02′11″N 085°09′09″W / 73.03639°N 85.15250°W / 73.03639; -85.15250 (Arctic Bay)
Arviat   ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ bowhead whale Kivalliq Region 2,318[5] 12.5% 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 1,872[6] 8.3% 64°19′05″N 096°01′03″W / 64.31806°N 96.01750°W / 64.31806; -96.01750 (Baker Lake)
Bathurst Inlet Kingoak ᑭᖓᐅᓐ the nose Kitikmeot Region 0[7] n/a 66°50′00″N 108°02′00″W / 66.83333°N 108.03333°W / 66.83333; -108.03333 (Bathurst Inlet)
Cambridge Bay Iqaluktuuttiaq ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ fair fishing place Kitikmeot Region 1,608[8] 8.9% 69°07′02″N 105°03′11″W / 69.11722°N 105.05306°W / 69.11722; -105.05306 (Cambridge Bay)
Cape Dorset Kinngait[9] ᑭᙵᐃᑦ high mountain[9] Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,363[10] 10.3% 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 313[11] −5.7% 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 934[12] 13.9% 70°28′26″N 068°35′10″W / 70.47389°N 68.58611°W / 70.47389; -68.58611 (Clyde River)
Coral Harbour Salliq ᓴᓪᓖᑦ a large, flat island in front of the mainland Kivalliq Region 834[13] 8.5% 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 1,279[14] 20.2% 68°37′33″N 095°52′30″W / 68.62583°N 95.87500°W / 68.62583; -95.87500 (Gjoa Haven)
Grise Fiord Aujuittuq ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ place that never thaws Qikiqtaaluk Region 130[15] −7.8% 76°25′03″N 082°53′38″W / 76.41750°N 82.89389°W / 76.41750; -82.89389 (Grise Fiord)
Hall Beach Sanirajak ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ the shoreline[16] Qikiqtaaluk Region 546[17] −16.5% 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[18]a Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,454[19] −5.5% 69°22′34″N 081°47′58″W / 69.37611°N 81.79944°W / 69.37611; -81.79944 (Igloolik)
Iqaluit
(capital)
  ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ place of many fish Qikiqtaaluk Region 6,699[20] 8.3% 63°44′55″N 068°31′11″W / 63.74861°N 68.51972°W / 63.74861; -68.51972 (Iqaluit)
Kimmirut   ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ heel Qikiqtaaluk Region 455[21] 10.7% 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)[22]
Kitikmeot Region 771[23] 12.1% 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)[24]
Kitikmeot Region 1,450[25] 11.4% 67°49′32″N 115°05′42″W / 67.82556°N 115.09500°W / 67.82556; -115.09500 (Kugluktuk)
Nanisivikc   ᓇᓂᓯᕕᒃ the place where people find things Qikiqtaaluk Region 0[26] n/a 73°02′05″N 084°32′13″W / 73.03472°N 84.53694°W / 73.03472; -84.53694 (Nanisivik)
Pangnirtung Pangniqtuuq ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ place of the bull caribou Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,425[27] 7.5% 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 1,549[28] 17.8% 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 520[29] 9.9% 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[30] Kivalliq Region 2,266[31] −3.9% 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[32] Kivalliq Region 945[33] 26.3% 66°31′19″N 086°14′06″W / 66.52194°N 86.23500°W / 66.52194; -86.23500 (Repulse Bay)
Resolute Qausuittuq ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ place with no dawn[34] Qikiqtaaluk Region 214[35] −6.6% 74°41′51″N 094°49′56″W / 74.69750°N 94.83222°W / 74.69750; -94.83222 (Resolute)
Sanikiluaq   ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ named for a man known as a fast runner[36] Qikiqtaaluk Region 812[37] 9.1% 56°32′34″N 079°13′30″W / 56.54278°N 79.22500°W / 56.54278; -79.22500 (Sanikiluaq)
Taloyoak Talurjuaq ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒃ large caribou blind Kitikmeot Region 899[38] 11.1% 69°32′13″N 093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667 (Taloyoak)
Umingmaktokc     he or she caught a muskox Kitikmeot Region 5[39] n/a 67°41′56″N 107°55′27″W / 67.69889°N 107.92417°W / 67.69889; -107.92417 (Umingmaktok)
Whale Cove Tikirarjuaq ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ long point Kivalliq Region 407[40] 15.3% 62°10′22″N 092°34′46″W / 62.17278°N 92.57944°W / 62.17278; -92.57944 (Whale Cove)

Former communities[edit]

Hudson's Bay Company trading posts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • ^a iglu meaning house and refers to the sod houses that were originally in the area.[41]
  • ^b Part of the Hope Bay greenstone belt and are operated by Newmont Mining Corporation
  • ^c Neither Nanisivik or Umingmaktok are listed as an official community by the Government of Nunavut but are listed as settlements by Statistics Canada

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