List of communities in the Northwest Territories

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

Communities recognised by the Government of the Northwest Territories[edit]

Community name[2] Translation[2] Governance[3] Municipality[4] Administrative
region[5]
Census
division
Population
2011[6]
 % change
from 2006
Location
Aklavik barren-ground grizzly place Hamlet[7] Yes Inuvik Region 1 633 6.6% 68°13′08″N 135°00′31″W / 68.21889°N 135.00861°W / 68.21889; -135.00861 (Aklavik)
Behchoko Mbehcho's place Town - Community Government (Tlicho)[8] Yes North Slave Region 3 1,926 1.7% 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 First Nation (Designated Authority) (Behdzi Ahda First Nation)[9] No Sahtu Region 2 149 18.3% 67°02′18″N 126°05′32″W / 67.03833°N 126.09222°W / 67.03833; -126.09222 (Colville Lake)
Deline where the waters flow Charter Community[10] Yes Sahtu Region 2 472 -10.1% 65°11′12″N 123°25′18″W / 65.18667°N 123.42167°W / 65.18667; -123.42167 (Deline)
Dettah burnt point First Nation - Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Dettah)[11] No North Slave Region 6 210 -15.0% 62°24′41″N 114°18′27″W / 62.41139°N 114.30750°W / 62.41139; -114.30750 (Detah)
Enterprise Hamlet[12] Yes South Slave Region 5 87 -10.3% 60°33′24″N 116°08′34″W / 60.55667°N 116.14278°W / 60.55667; -116.14278 (Enterprise)
Fort Good Hope Rádeyîlîkóé; rapids place Charter Community (K'asho Got'ine Charter Community Council)[13] Yes Sahtu Region 2 515 -7.5% 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[14] Yes Dehcho Region 4 536 -8.1% 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[15] Yes Inuvik Region 1 792 2.1% 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[16] Yes South Slave Region 4 734 1.0% 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[17] Yes South Slave Region 5 474 -2.1% 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[18] Yes Dehcho Region 4 1,238 1.8% 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[19] Yes South Slave Region 5 2,093 -11.5% 60°00′19″N 111°53′26″W / 60.00528°N 111.89056°W / 60.00528; -111.89056 (Fort Smith)
Gamèti rabbit net place First Nation (Tlicho)[20] Yes North Slave Region 3 253 -10.6% 64°06′44″N 117°21′13″W / 64.11222°N 117.35361°W / 64.11222; -117.35361 (Gamètì)
Hay River Reserve Xátå'odehchee; Hay River First Nation K'atlodeechee First Nation[21] No South Slave Region 4 292 -5.5% 60°50′01″N 115°45′57″W / 60.83361°N 115.76583°W / 60.83361; -115.76583 (Hay River Reserve)
Hay River Xátå'odehchee; Hay River Town[22] Yes South Slave Region 5 3,606 -1.2% 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[23] Yes Inuvik Region 1 3,463 -0.6% 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 First Nation - Designated Authority (TthedzehK'edeli First Nation)[24] No Dehcho Region 4 64 -21.0% 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 First Nation - Designated Authority (Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation)[25] No South Slave Region 4 45 -13.5% 60°56′24″N 117°24′51″W / 60.94000°N 117.41417°W / 60.94000; -117.41417 (Kakisa)
Lutselk'e place of the Łutsel, a type of small fish First Nation - Designated Authority (Lutsel K'e Dene Band)[26] No North Slave Region 5 295 -7.2% 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 First Nation - Designated Authority (Nahanni Butte Dene Band)[27] No Dehcho Region 4 102 -11.3% 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[28] Yes Sahtu Region 2 727 -4.5% 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[29] Yes Inuvik 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[30] Yes Inuvik Region 1 112 -8.2% 71°59′08″N 125°14′53″W / 71.98556°N 125.24806°W / 71.98556; -125.24806 (Sachs Harbour)
Trout Lake Sambaa K'e First Nation - Designated Authority (Sambaa K'e Dene Band)[31] No Dehcho Region 4 92 7.0% 60°26′33″N 121°14′43″W / 60.44250°N 121.24528°W / 60.44250; -121.24528 (Trout Lake)
Tsiigehtchic mouth of the iron river Charter Community[32] Yes Inuvik Region 1 143 -18.3% 67°26′26″N 133°44′43″W / 67.44056°N 133.74528°W / 67.44056; -133.74528 (Tsiigehtchic)
Tuktoyaktuk looks like a caribou Hamlet[33] Yes Inuvik Region 1 854 -1.8% 69°26′34″N 133°01′52″W / 69.44278°N 133.03111°W / 69.44278; -133.03111 (Tuktoyaktuk)
Tulita where the waters meet Hamlet[34] Yes Sahtu Region 2 478 -5.3% 64°54′01″N 125°34′39″W / 64.90028°N 125.57750°W / 64.90028; -125.57750 (Tulita)
Ulukhaktok where there is material for ulus Hamlet[35] Yes Inuvik Region 1 402 1.0% 70°44′11″N 117°46′05″W / 70.73639°N 117.76806°W / 70.73639; -117.76806 (Ulukhaktok)
Wekweeti rock lake First Nation - Community Government (Tlicho)[36] Yes North Slave Region 3 141 2.9% 64°11′25″N 114°10′58″W / 64.19028°N 114.18278°W / 64.19028; -114.18278 (Wekweètì)
Whatì marten lake First Nation - Community Government (Tlicho)[37] Yes North Slave Region 3 492 7.0% 63°08′40″N 117°16′22″W / 63.14444°N 117.27278°W / 63.14444; -117.27278 (Whatì)
Wrigley Pedzéh Kñ; clay place First Nation - Designated Authority (Pehdzeh Ki First Nation)[38] No Dehcho Region 4 133 9.0% 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[39] Yes North Slave Region 6 19,234 2.9% 62°26′32″N 114°23′51″W / 62.44222°N 114.39750°W / 62.44222; -114.39750 (Yellowknife)

Other[edit]

N'Dilo, 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.[40]

Additional census subdivisions in the 2011 census[edit]

Community name Translation Governance Administrative
region
Census
division
Population
2011[41]
% change
from 2006
Location
Reliance Settlement South Slave Region 5 5 -50.0% 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)
Regional populations (Census division)
Region 1 8 communitiesa[›] 6,712[42] Region 1, Unorganized 0[43]
Region 2 5 communitiesa[›] 2,341[44] Region 2, Unorganized 0[45]
Region 3 4 communitiesa[›] 2,812[46] Region 3, Unorganized 0[47]
Region 4 9 communitiesa[›] 3,246[48] Region 4, Unorganized 10[49]
Region 5 7 communitiesa[›] 6,907[50] Region 5, Unorganized 347[51]
Region 6 2 communitiesa[›] 19,444[52] Region 6, Unorganized 0[53]
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

Former Distant Early Warning Line and current North Warning System sites[54][edit]

Weather stations and military basesa[›][edit]

Mine sites[edit]

Other places[edit]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^ a: Stations may no longer be in operation. Does not include weather stations located at the communities recognised by the Government of the Northwest Territories

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NWT Communities - List". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b Official Community Names
  3. ^ Differences in Community Government Structures
  4. ^ List of municipalities - Northwest Territories
  5. ^ About MACA
  6. ^ Canada Census 2011
  7. ^ "NWT Communities - Aklavik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  8. ^ "NWT Communities - Behchoko". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  9. ^ "NWT Communities - Colville Lake". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  10. ^ "NWT Communities - Deline". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  11. ^ "NWT Communities - Dettah". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  12. ^ "NWT Communities - Enterprise". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  13. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Good Hope". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  14. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Liard". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  15. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort McPherson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  16. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Providence". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  17. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Resolution". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  18. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Simpson". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  19. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Smith". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  20. ^ "NWT Communities - Gamèti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  21. ^ "NWT Communities - Hay River Reserve". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  22. ^ "NWT Communities - Hay River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  23. ^ "NWT Communities - Inuvik". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  24. ^ "NWT Communities - Jean Marie River". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  25. ^ "NWT Communities - Kakisa". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  26. ^ "NWT Communities - Lutselk'e". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  27. ^ "NWT Communities - Nahanni Butte". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  28. ^ "NWT Communities - Norman Wells". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  29. ^ "NWT Communities - Paulatuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  30. ^ "NWT Communities - Sachs Harbour". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  31. ^ "NWT Communities - Trout Lake". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  32. ^ "NWT Communities - Tsiigehtchic". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  33. ^ "NWT Communities - Tuktoyaktuk". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  34. ^ "NWT Communities - Tulita". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  35. ^ "NWT Communities - Ulukhaktok". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  36. ^ "NWT Communities - Wekweeti". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  37. ^ "NWT Communities - Whatì". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  38. ^ "NWT Communities - Wrigley". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  39. ^ "NWT Communities - Yellowknife". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  40. ^ Yellowknives Dene First Nation
  41. ^ Canada Census 2011
  42. ^ "(Code 6101) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  43. ^ "(Code 6101063) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  44. ^ "(Code 6102) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  45. ^ "(Code 6102063) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  46. ^ "(Code 6103) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  47. ^ "(Code 6103097) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  48. ^ "(Code 6104) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  49. ^ "(Code 6104097) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  50. ^ "(Code 6105) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  51. ^ "(Code 6105097) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  52. ^ "(Code 6106) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  53. ^ "(Code 6106097) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  54. ^ The DEW LINE Sites in Canada, Alaska & Greenland
  55. ^ Geological Survey of Canada
  56. ^ Environment Canada

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