Dehcho Region

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Dehcho Region communities in the Northwest Territories

The Dehcho Region[pronunciation?] or Deh Cho is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories of Canada. According to Municipal and Community Affairs the region consists of six communities with the regional office situated in Fort Simpson. All communities in the Dehcho are predominantly Dehcho First Nations.[1][2]

Communities[edit]

The Dehcho Region includes the following communities:

Community name[3] Translation[3] Governance[4] Population
2016[5]
% change
from 2011
Location
Fort Liard[6] Echaot'l Koe; people from the land of the giants Hamlet 500 -6.7% 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972 (Fort Liard)
Fort Simpson[7] Liidlii Kue; place where rivers come together Village 1,202 -2.9% 61°51′47″N 121°21′18″W / 61.86306°N 121.35500°W / 61.86306; -121.35500 (Fort Simpson)
Jean Marie River[8] Tthedzehk'edeli; water flowing over clay First Nation - Designated Authority (TthedzehK'edeli First Nation) 77 20.3% 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722 (Jean Marie River)
Nahanni Butte[9] Tthenáágó; strong rock Dene Band - Designated Authority (Nahanni Butte Dene Band) 87 -14.7% 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056 (Nahanni Butte)
Sambaa K'e[10] where the trout live Dene Band - Designated Authority (Sambaa K'e Dene Band) 172 20.3% 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528 (Trout Lake)
Wrigley[11] Pedzéh Kñ; clay place First Nation - Designated Authority (Pehdzeh Ki First Nation) 119 -10.5% 63°13′41″N 123°28′12″W / 63.22806°N 123.47000°W / 63.22806; -123.47000 (Wrigley)
Welcome to Fort Simpson
Historical population
YearPop.±%
20012,293—    
20022,300+0.3%
20032,258−1.8%
20042,243−0.7%
20052,251+0.4%
20062,283+1.4%
20072,230−2.3%
20082,226−0.2%
20092,253+1.2%
20102,252−0.0%
YearPop.±%
20112,231−0.9%
20122,231+0.0%
20132,213−0.8%
20142,237+1.1%
20152,277+1.8%
20162,269−0.4%
20172,264−0.2%
20012,293+1.3%
20172,264−1.3%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2017)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Communities - Deh Cho
  2. ^ Some government departments, such as the Bureau of Statistics, also include Fort Providence, Hay River Dene 1 and Kakisa. However, Municipal and Community Affairs indicates they are part of the South Slave Region
  3. ^ a b "Northwest Territories Official Community Names and Pronunciation Guide". Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Yellowknife: Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories. Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  4. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  5. ^ Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data
  6. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Liard". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Simpson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Sambaa K'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  11. ^ "NWT Communities - Wrigley". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  12. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 61°51′47″N 121°21′18″W / 61.86306°N 121.35500°W / 61.86306; -121.35500 (Dehcho Region centred on Fort Simpson)