Kivalliq Region

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The Kivalliq Region (in red)
Communities in the Kivalliq Region is located in Nunavut
Baker Lake
Baker Lake
Chesterfield Inlet
Chesterfield Inlet
Coral Harbour
Coral Harbour
Rankin Inlet
Rankin Inlet
Whale Cove
Whale Cove
Communities in the Kivalliq Region (Nunavut)

The Kivalliq Region (Inuktitut syllabics: ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ[pronunciation?]) is an administrative region of Nunavut, Canada. It consists of the portion of the mainland to the west of Hudson Bay together with Southampton Island and Coats Island. The regional seat is Rankin Inlet. The population was 10,413 in the 2016 Census, an increase of 16.3% from the 2011 Census.[1]

Before 1999, Kivalliq Region existed under slightly different boundaries as Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories. Although the Kivalliq name became official in 1999, Statistics Canada has continued to refer to the area as Keewatin Region, Nunavut in publications such as the Census.[1] Most references to the area as "Keewatin" have generally been phased out by Nunavut-based bodies, as that name was originally rooted in a region of northwestern Ontario derived from a Cree dialect, and only saw application onto Inuit-inhabited lands because of the boundaries of the now-defunct District of Keewatin.


Map of post-glacial rebound

The Kivalliq Region is experiencing the world's highest rate of post-glacial rebound (as much as 17 mm (0.67 in) per year).


The remainder of the region is referred to as Keewatin, Unorganized by Statistics Canada.

Protected areas[edit]


Canada 2016 Census[1]

  • Population: 10,413
  • Population change (2011–2016): +6.3%
  • Private dwellings: 3,007
  • Area: 444,621.71 km2 (171,669.40 sq mi)
  • Density: 0.02/km2 (0.06/sq mi)
  • National rank in terms of population (2011): 279th out of 283
  • Territorial rank in terms of population: 2nd out of 3


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Keewatin, Region". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Arviat". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Baker Lake". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Chesterfield Inlet". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Coral Harbour". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Naujaat". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Rankin Inlet". Statistics Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Whale Cove". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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Coordinates: 67°23′N 088°00′W / 67.383°N 88.000°W / 67.383; -88.000 (Kivalliq Region)