Region 1, Northwest Territories

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Region 1 is the name of a Statistics Canada census division, one of six in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It was introduced in the 2011 census, along with Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, resulting in the abolition of the former census divisions of Fort Smith Region and Inuvik Region (the latter not to be confused with the modern-day administrative region of the same name).

Its territorial extent coincides with the Inuvik Region administrative region, which is somewhat smaller than the former census division of the same name.[1][2]

It comprises the northern and western part of the Northwest Territories, with its main economic centre in the town of Inuvik. The 2011 census reported a population of 6,712 and a land area of 365,094.37 km2 (140,963.72 sq mi).[3]

Main languages in the Region include English (85.2%), Inuvialuktun (7.4%), Gwich'in (3.6%), Inuktitut (1.4%) and French (1.1%)[4]




  1. ^ NWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Administrative Regions
  2. ^ Map: Region 1, Region (Census Division), Northwest Territories
  3. ^ "(Code 6101) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Geographic hierarchy: Region 1 (Region)

Coordinates: 68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W / 68.36167°N 133.73056°W / 68.36167; -133.73056 (Inuvik Region centred on Inuvik)