Inuvik Region

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Inuvik Region communities in the Northwest Territories

The Inuvik Region is one of five administrative regions in the Northwest Territories of Canada. 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
2016[4]
% change
from 2011
Location
Aklavik[5] barren-ground grizzly place Hamlet 677 3.10% 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 791 -2.78% 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 3,170 -13.8% 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 327 1.53% 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 117 1.71% 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 178 14.61% 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 996 11.95% 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 428 4.91% 70°44′11″N 117°46′05″W / 70.73639°N 117.76806°W / 70.73639; -117.76806 (Ulukhaktok)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  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. ^ Gov. of Northwest Territories - Bureau of Statistics - Population Estimates by community
  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)