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[edit]

The following are communities recognised by the Government of Nunavut.

Community[2] Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun[3] Inuktitut syllabics Translation[2] Region Population
2011
% change
from 2006
Location
Arctic Bay Ikpiarjuk[4] ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ the pocket[4] Qikiqtaaluk Region 823[5] 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[6] Kivalliq Region 2,318[7] 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[8] ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ big lake joined by a river at both ends Kivalliq Region 1,872[9] 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[10] 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[11] ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ a good place with lots of fish[11] Kitikmeot Region 1,608[12] 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[13] ᑭᙵᐃᑦ high mountain[13] Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,363[14] 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[15] ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ place with a few igloos (houses)[15] Kivalliq Region 313[16] −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[17] ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ nice little inlet[17] Qikiqtaaluk Region 934[18] 13.9% 70°28′26″N 068°35′10″W / 70.47389°N 68.58611°W / 70.47389; -68.58611 (Clyde River)
Coral Harbour Salliq[19] ᓴᓪᓖᑦ a large, flat island in front of the mainland[19] Kivalliq Region 834[20] 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[21] ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ place of plenty of fat (blubber)[21] Kitikmeot Region 1,279[22] 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[23] ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ place that never thaws[23] Qikiqtaaluk Region 130[24] −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[25] ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ one that is along the coast[25] Qikiqtaaluk Region 546[26] −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[27]a Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,454[28] −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[29] Qikiqtaaluk Region 6,699[30] 8.3% 63°44′55″N 068°31′11″W / 63.74861°N 68.51972°W / 63.74861; -68.51972 (Iqaluit)
Kimmirut   ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ looks like a heel[31] Qikiqtaaluk Region 455[32] 10.7% 62°50′48″N 069°52′07″W / 62.84667°N 69.86861°W / 62.84667; -69.86861 (Kimmirut)
Kugaaruk Arviligjuaq[33] ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ or ᐊᕐᕕᓕᒡᔪᐊᖅ place with lots of bowhead whales (Arviligjuaq),
little stream (Kugaaruk)[33]
Kitikmeot Region 771[34] 12.1% 68°31′59″N 089°49′36″W / 68.53306°N 89.82667°W / 68.53306; -89.82667 (Kugaaruk)
Kugluktuk Qurluqtuq ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ Place of moving water[35] Kitikmeot Region 1,450[36] 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[37] n/a 73°02′05″N 084°32′13″W / 73.03472°N 84.53694°W / 73.03472; -84.53694 (Nanisivik)
Naujaat ᓇᐅᔮᑦ nesting place for seagulls[38] Kivalliq Region 945[39] 26.3% 66°31′19″N 086°14′06″W / 66.52194°N 86.23500°W / 66.52194; -86.23500 (Naujaat (Repulse Bay))
Pangnirtung Pangniqtuuq ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ place of the bull caribou[40] Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,425[41] 7.5% 66°08′52″N 065°41′58″W / 66.14778°N 65.69944°W / 66.14778; -65.69944 (Pangnirtung)
Pond Inlet Mittimatalik[42] ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ place where Mittiima is buried[42] Qikiqtaaluk Region 1,549[43] 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[44] Qikiqtaaluk Region 520[45] 9.9% 67°33′29″N 064°01′29″W / 67.55806°N 64.02472°W / 67.55806; -64.02472 (Qikiqtarjuaq)
Rankin Inlet Kangiqtiniq[46] ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ deep bay/inlet[46] Kivalliq Region 2,577[47] −3.9% 62°48′35″N 092°05′58″W / 62.80972°N 92.09944°W / 62.80972; -92.09944 (Rankin Inlet)
Resolute Qausuittuq[48] ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ place with no dawn[48] Qikiqtaaluk Region 214[49] −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[50] Qikiqtaaluk Region 812[51] 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 stone caribou blind[52] Kitikmeot Region 899[53] 11.1% 69°32′13″N 093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667 (Taloyoak)
Umingmaktokc Umingmaktuuq ᐅᒥᖕᒪᒃᑑᖅ he or she caught a muskox Kitikmeot Region 5[54] n/a 67°41′56″N 107°55′27″W / 67.69889°N 107.92417°W / 67.69889; -107.92417 (Umingmaktok)
Whale Cove Tikirarjuaq[55] ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ long point[55] Kivalliq Region 407[56] 15.3% 62°10′22″N 092°34′46″W / 62.17278°N 92.57944°W / 62.17278; -92.57944 (Whale Cove)

Former communities[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.[57]
  • ^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. ^ a b Arctic Bay at the Government of Nunavut
  5. ^ Census Profile Arctic Bay
  6. ^ Arviat at the Government of Nunavut
  7. ^ Census Profile Arviat
  8. ^ Baker Lake
  9. ^ Census Profile Baker Lake
  10. ^ Census Profile Bathurst Inlet
  11. ^ a b Cambridge Bay at the Government of Nunavut
  12. ^ Census Profile Cambridge Bay
  13. ^ a b History of Cape Dorset
  14. ^ Census Profile Cape Dorset
  15. ^ a b Chesterfield Inlet at the Government of Nunavut
  16. ^ Census Profile Chesterfield Inlet
  17. ^ a b Clyde River at the Government of Nunavut
  18. ^ Census Profile Clyde River
  19. ^ a b Coral Harbour at the Government of Nunavut
  20. ^ Census Profile Coral Harbour
  21. ^ a b Gjoa Have at the Government of Nunavut
  22. ^ Census Profile Gjoa Haven
  23. ^ a b Grise Fiord at the Government of Nunavut
  24. ^ Census Profile Grise Fiord
  25. ^ a b Hall Beach
  26. ^ Census Profile Hall Beach
  27. ^ Igloolik at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  28. ^ Census Profile Igloolik
  29. ^ City of Iqaluit
  30. ^ Census Profile Iqaluit
  31. ^ Kimmirut at Inns North
  32. ^ Census Profile Kimmirut
  33. ^ a b Kugaaruk at Nunavut Tourism
  34. ^ Census Profile Kugaaruk
  35. ^ Kugluktuk at Nunavut Tourism
  36. ^ Census Profile Kugluktuk
  37. ^ Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census
  38. ^ Naujaat at the Government of Nunavut
  39. ^ Census Profile Repulse Bay
  40. ^ Pangnirtung at Inns North
  41. ^ Census Profile Pangnirtung
  42. ^ a b Pond Inlet at the Government of Nunavut
  43. ^ Census Profile Pond Inlet
  44. ^ Qikiqtarjuaq at the Government of Nunavut
  45. ^ Census Profile Qikiqtarjuaq
  46. ^ a b Rankin Inlet at the Government of Nunavut
  47. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. March 14, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  48. ^ a b Resolute at Nunavut Tourism
  49. ^ Census Profile Resolute
  50. ^ Sanikiluaq at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  51. ^ Census Profile Sanikiluaq
  52. ^ Taloyoak at the Government of Nunavut
  53. ^ Census Profile Taloyoak
  54. ^ Census Profile Umingmaktok
  55. ^ a b Whale Cove at the Government of Nunavut
  56. ^ Census Profile Whale Cove
  57. ^ Igloolik at CBC News

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