List of communities in the Northwest Territories

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The Northwest Territories of Canada contains 33 official communities.[1]

Communities[edit]

The following are communities recognised by the Government of the Northwest Territories. All of them are also recognized as census subdivisions by Statistics Canada.[2]

Name[3] Former name/date of change[3] Translation[3] Governance Municipality[4] Administrative
region
Census
division
Population
2016[2]
% change
from 2011
Location
Aklavik barren-ground grizzly place Hamlet[5] Yes Inuvik[5] Region 1 590 -6.8% 68°13′08″N 135°00′31″W / 68.21889°N 135.00861°W / 68.21889; -135.00861 (Aklavik)
Behchokǫ̀ Rae Edzo, August 4, 2005 Mbehcho's place Self government, Community Government of Behchokö (Tlicho)[6] Yes North Slave[6] Region 3 1,874 -2.7% 62°48′09″N 116°02′47″W / 62.80250°N 116.04639°W / 62.80250; -116.04639 (Behchokò)
Colville Lake K'áhbamñtúé; ptarmigan net place Designated Authority, Behdzi Ahda First Nation,[7] settlement[2] No Sahtu[7] Region 2 129 -13.4% 67°02′18″N 126°05′32″W / 67.03833°N 126.09222°W / 67.03833; -126.09222 (Colville Lake)
Deline Fort Franklin, June 1, 1993 where the waters flow Self governmentm, Deline Got’ine Government,[8] Charter Community[2] Yes Sahtu[8] Region 2 533 12.9% 65°11′12″N 123°25′18″W / 65.18667°N 123.42167°W / 65.18667; -123.42167 (Deline)
Dettah burnt point Designated Authority, Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah),[9] settlement[2] No North Slave[9] Region 6 219 4.3% 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750 (Detah)
Enterprise Hamlet[10] Yes South Slave[10] Region 5 106 7.1% 60°33′24″N 116°08′34″W / 60.55667°N 116.14278°W / 60.55667; -116.14278 (Enterprise)
Fort Good Hope Fort Hope, unknown Rádeyîlîkóé; rapids place Charter Community. K'asho Got'ine Charter Community[11] Yes Sahtu[11] Region 2 516 0.2% 66°15′31″N 128°37′43″W / 66.25861°N 128.62861°W / 66.25861; -128.62861 (Fort Good Hope)
Fort Liard Echaot'l Koe; people from the land of the giants Hamlet[12] Yes Dehcho[12] Region 4 500 -6.7% 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972 (Fort Liard)
Fort McPherson Teet'lit Zhen; at the head of the waters place Hamlet[13] Yes Inuvik[13] Region 1 700 -11.6% 67°26′07″N 134°52′55″W / 67.43528°N 134.88194°W / 67.43528; -134.88194 (Fort McPherson)
Fort Providence Zhahti Koe; mission house Hamlet[14] Yes South Slave[14] Region 4 695 -5.3% 61°21′17″N 117°39′36″W / 61.35472°N 117.66000°W / 61.35472; -117.66000 (Fort Providence)
Fort Resolution Deninoo Kue; moose island Hamlet[15] Yes South Slave[15] Region 5 470 -0.8% 61°10′18″N 113°40′18″W / 61.17167°N 113.67167°W / 61.17167; -113.67167 (Fort Resolution)
Fort Simpson Liidlii Kue; place where rivers come together Village[16] Yes Dehcho[16] Region 4 1,202 0.9% 61°51′47″N 121°21′18″W / 61.86306°N 121.35500°W / 61.86306; -121.35500 (Fort Simpson)
Fort Smith Thebacha; beside the rapids Town[17] Yes South Slave[17] Region 5 2,542 1.8% 60°00′19″N 111°53′26″W / 60.00528°N 111.89056°W / 60.00528; -111.89056 (Fort Smith)
Gamèti Rae Lakes, August 4, 2005 rabbit net place Self government, Community Government of Gametì, (Tlicho)[18] Yes North Slave[18] Region 3 278 9.9% 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361 (Gamètì)
Hay River Xátå'odehchee; Hay River Town[19] Yes South Slave[19] Region 5 3,528 -2.2% 60°49′59″N 115°46′40″W / 60.83306°N 115.77778°W / 60.83306; -115.77778 (Hay River)
Inuvik place of man Town[20] Yes Inuvik[20] Region 1 3,243 -6.4% 68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W / 68.36167°N 133.73056°W / 68.36167; -133.73056 (Inuvik)
Jean Marie River Tthedzehk'edeli; water flowing over clay Designated Authority, TthedzehK'edeli First Nation,[21] settlement[2] No Dehcho[21] Region 4 77 20.3% 61°31′33″N 120°37′38″W / 61.52583°N 120.62722°W / 61.52583; -120.62722 (Jean Marie River)
Kakisa K’agee; between the willows Designated Authority, Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation,[22] settlement[2] No South Slave[22] Region 4 36 -20.0% 60°56′24″N 117°24′51″W / 60.94000°N 117.41417°W / 60.94000; -117.41417 (Kakisa)
Kátł’odeeche
(Hay River Reserve,
Hay River Dene 1)
Xátå'odehchee; Hay River Designated Authority, K'atlodeeche First Nation,[23] Indian reserve[2] No South Slave[23] Region 4 309 5.8% 60°50′01″N 115°45′57″W / 60.83361°N 115.76583°W / 60.83361; -115.76583 (Hay River Reserve)
Łutselk'e Snowdrift, July 1, 1992 place of the Łutsel, a type of small fish Designated Authority, Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation,[24] settlement[2] No North Slave[24] Region 5 303 2.7% 62°24′19″N 110°44′22″W / 62.40528°N 110.73944°W / 62.40528; -110.73944 (Lutselk'e)
Nahanni Butte Tthenáágó; strong rock Designated Authority, Nahanni Butte Dene Band,[25] settlement[2] No Dehcho[25] Region 4 87 -14.7% 61°02′02″N 123°22′50″W / 61.03389°N 123.38056°W / 61.03389; -123.38056 (Nahanni Butte)
Norman Wells Tåegõhtî; where there is oil Town[26] Yes Sahtu[26] Region 2 778 7.0% 65°16′59″N 126°50′58″W / 65.28306°N 126.84944°W / 65.28306; -126.84944 (Norman Wells)
Paulatuk Paulatuuq; place of coal Hamlet[27] Yes Inuvik[27] Region 1 313 6.5% 69°21′05″N 124°04′10″W / 69.35139°N 124.06944°W / 69.35139; -124.06944 (Paulatuk)
Sachs Harbour Ikahuak; place to which you cross Hamlet[28] Yes Inuvik[28] Region 1 103 -8.0% 71°59′08″N 125°14′53″W / 71.98556°N 125.24806°W / 71.98556; -125.24806 (Sachs Harbour)
Sambaa K'e Trout Lake, June 21, 2016 Place of trout Designated Authority, Sambaa K'e Dene Band,[29] settlement[2] No Dehcho[29] Region 4 88 -4.3% 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528 (Trout Lake)
Tsiigehtchic Arctic Red River, April 1, 1994 mouth of the iron river Charter Community[30] Yes Inuvik[30] Region 1 172 20.3% 67°26′26″N 133°44′43″W / 67.44056°N 133.74528°W / 67.44056; -133.74528 (Tsiigehtchic)
Tuktoyaktuk Port Brabant, 1950[31] looks like a caribou Hamlet[32] Yes Inuvik[32] Region 1 898 4.2% 69°26′34″N 133°01′52″W / 69.44278°N 133.03111°W / 69.44278; -133.03111 (Tuktoyaktuk)
Tulita Fort Norman, January 1, 1996 where the waters meet Hamlet[33] Yes Sahtu[33] Region 2 477 -0.2% 64°54′01″N 125°34′39″W / 64.90028°N 125.57750°W / 64.90028; -125.57750 (Tulita)
Ulukhaktok Holman, April 1, 2006 where there is material for ulus Hamlet[34] Yes Inuvik[34] Region 1 396 -1.5% 70°44′11″N 117°46′05″W / 70.73639°N 117.76806°W / 70.73639; -117.76806 (Ulukhaktok)
Wekweètì Snare Lakes, November 1, 1998 rock lake Self government, Community Government of Wekweètì (Tlicho)[35] Yes North Slave[35] Region 3 129 -8.5% 64°11′25″N 114°10′58″W / 64.19028°N 114.18278°W / 64.19028; -114.18278 (Wekweètì)
Whatì Lac La Martre, January 1, 1996 marten lake Self government, Community Government of Whatì (Tlicho)[36] Yes North Slave[36] Region 3 470 -4.5% 63°08′40″N 117°16′22″W / 63.14444°N 117.27278°W / 63.14444; -117.27278 (Whatì)
Wrigley Pedzéh Kñ; clay place Designated Authority, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation,[37] settlement[2] No Dehcho[37] Region 4 119 -10.5% 63°13′41″N 123°28′12″W / 63.22806°N 123.47000°W / 63.22806; -123.47000 (Wrigley)
Yellowknife Sömbak'è; money place City[38] Yes North Slave[38] Region 6 19,569 1.7% 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750 (Yellowknife)

Other[edit]

Ndilǫ, (formerly Rainbow Valley, until 1991) part of the Akaitcho Territory Government, and represented by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. It is located at 62°28′40″N 114°20′03″W / 62.47778°N 114.33417°W / 62.47778; -114.33417 (N'Dilo) on Latham Island, Yellowknife.[39]

Other census subdivisions[edit]

Community name Translation Governance Administrative
region
Census
division
Population
2016[2]
% change
from 2006
Location
Reliance Settlement South Slave Region 5 0 -100.0% 62°42′45″N 109°09′53″W / 62.71250°N 109.16472°W / 62.71250; -109.16472 (Fort Reliance, Northwest Territories)
Salt Plains 195 Indian reserve South Slave Region 5 0 unchanged 60°06′17″N 112°14′23″W / 60.10472°N 112.23972°W / 60.10472; -112.23972 (Salt Plains 195)
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Other places[edit]

Communities in Canada's provinces and territories

Regional populations[edit]

Regional populations (Census division)
Region 1 8 communities 6,372[40] Region 1, Unorganized 5[41]
Region 2 5 communities 2,433[42] Region 2, Unorganized 0[43]
Region 3 4 communities 2,751[44] Region 3, Unorganized 0[45]
Region 4 9 communities 3,160[46] Region 4, Unorganized 47[47]
Region 5 7 communities 6,980[48] Region 5, Unorganized 31[49]
Region 6 2 communities 20,090[50] Region 6, Unorganized 302[51]
Regional populations (administrative divisions)
Dehcho Region 6 communities 2,203
Inuvik Region 8 communities 6,698
North Slave Region 8 communities 22,239
Sahtu Region 5 communities 2,474
South Slave Region 7 communities 7,681

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Communities
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Canada Census 2016
  3. ^ a b c "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 2017-10-29. 
  4. ^ List of municipalities - Northwest Territories
  5. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Aklavik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  6. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Behchokǫ̀". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  7. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Colville Lake". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  8. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Deline". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  9. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Dettah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  10. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Enterprise". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  11. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Good Hope". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  12. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Liard". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  13. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort McPherson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  14. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Providence". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  15. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Resolution". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  16. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Simpson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  17. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Fort Smith". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  18. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Gamèti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  19. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Hay River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  20. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Inuvik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  21. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  22. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Kakisa". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  23. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Kátł'odeeche". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  24. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Łutselk'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  25. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  26. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Norman Wells". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  27. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Paulatuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  28. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Sachs Harbour". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  29. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Sambaa-k'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  30. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Tsiigehtchic". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  31. ^ "Infofile Detail - Native Names for Native Places". Edmonton Public Library. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  32. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Tuktoyaktuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  33. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Tulita". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  34. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Ulukhaktok". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  35. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Wekweeti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  36. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Whatì". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  37. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Wrigley". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  38. ^ a b "NWT Communities - Yellowknife". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  39. ^ Yellowknives Dene First Nation
  40. ^ "(Code 6101) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  41. ^ "(Code 6101063) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  42. ^ "(Code 6102) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  43. ^ "(Code 6102063) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  44. ^ "(Code 6103) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  45. ^ "(Code 6103097) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  46. ^ "(Code 6104) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  47. ^ "(Code 6104097) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  48. ^ "(Code 6105) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  49. ^ "(Code 6105097) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  50. ^ "(Code 6106) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 
  51. ^ "(Code 6106097) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017. 

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