Region 6, Northwest Territories

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Region 6 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 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, 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). It includes the city of Yellowknife, and has the largest population by far of any of the six census divisions.

Its territorial outside boundary coincides roughly with the North Slave Region administrative region; however, Region 3 forms a sizeable enclave within it.[1][2]

The 2011 census reported a population of 19,444 and a land area of 184,903.78 km2 (71,391.75 sq mi).[3]

Main languages in the Region include English (80.7%), French (4.6%), Tagalog (2.7%) and Tlicho (1.9%).[4]




  1. ^ NWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Administrative Regions
  2. ^ Map: Region 6, Region (Census Division), Northwest Territories
  3. ^ "(Code 6106) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
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  5. ^ Geographic hierarchy: Region 6 (Region)

Coordinates: 62°26′32″N 114°23′49″W / 62.4422°N 114.3970°W / 62.4422; -114.3970