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Abandoned settlement
Kivitoo is located in Nunavut
Coordinates: 67°57′00″N 64°55′00″W / 67.95000°N 64.91667°W / 67.95000; -64.91667Coordinates: 67°57′00″N 64°55′00″W / 67.95000°N 64.91667°W / 67.95000; -64.91667
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk Region
Highest elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 0

Kivitoo, Nunavut is an abandoned Inuit community and a former whaling station[1] on the northeast shore of Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. Kivitoo's Inuit families moved to Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, approximately 31 mi (50 km) to the south, in the 1950s.[2]


In the early 20th century, the Sabellum Trading Company established a post at Kivitoo to service the whalers who would anchor there to flense carcasses. The post was abandoned in 1926.[3]

Kivitoo (qivittu) (FOX-D) is also a former Distant Early Warning Line and is currently a North Warning System site. Because of a nearby small coastal plain, a short airstrip was built during early operation of FOX-D.[1]


  1. ^ a b Allinson, Martin. "Kivitoo, Nunavut FOX-D". Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ "QIKIQTARJUAQ: The Big Island". Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  3. ^ Grant, Shelagh D. "Niaqutiaq". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 

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