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 recognised by the Government of Nunavut[edit]

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 Salliit 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 Distant Early Warning Line and current North Warning System sites[41][edit]

Weather stations and military bases[edit]

Mine sites[edit]

Former[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.[46]
  • ^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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 census
  2. ^ a b Nunavut Communities
  3. ^ Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk are Inuinnaqtun speaking communities
  4. ^ Census Profile Arctic Bay
  5. ^ Census Profile Arviat
  6. ^ Census Profile Baker Lake
  7. ^ Census Profile Bathurst Inlet
  8. ^ Census Profile Cambridge Bay
  9. ^ a b History of Cape Dorset
  10. ^ Census Profile Cape Dorset
  11. ^ Census Profile Chesterfield Inlet
  12. ^ Census Profile Clyde River
  13. ^ Census Profile Coral Harbour
  14. ^ Census Profile Gjoa Haven
  15. ^ Census Profile Grise Fiord
  16. ^ Hall Beach at the Atlas of Canada
  17. ^ Census Profile Hall Beach
  18. ^ Igloolik at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  19. ^ Census Profile Igloolik
  20. ^ Census Profile Iqaluit
  21. ^ Census Profile Kimmirut
  22. ^ Kugaaruk at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  23. ^ Census Profile Kugaaruk
  24. ^ Kugluktuk Heritage
  25. ^ Census Profile Kugluktuk
  26. ^ Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census
  27. ^ Census Profile Pangnirtung
  28. ^ Census Profile Pond Inlet
  29. ^ Census Profile Qikiqtarjuaq
  30. ^ Rankin Inlet at the Atlas of Canada
  31. ^ Census Profile Rankin Inlet
  32. ^ Repulse Bay at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  33. ^ Census Profile Repulse Bay
  34. ^ The Nunavut Handbook ISBN 1-55036-587-8
  35. ^ Census Profile Resolute
  36. ^ Sanikiluaq at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  37. ^ Census Profile Sanikiluaq
  38. ^ Census Profile Taloyoak
  39. ^ Census Profile Umingmaktok
  40. ^ Census Profile Whale Cove
  41. ^ The DEW LINE Sites in Canada, Alaska & Greenland
  42. ^ a b c Active and Closed Mines in Nunavut
  43. ^ a b c Newmont fast-tracks Nunavut’s second gold mine
  44. ^ Doris Camp
  45. ^ Hope Bay, Canada
  46. ^ Igloolik at the Atlas of Canada

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