Territoires du Nord-Ouest ( French)
Nunatsiaq ( Inuinnaqtun)
ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ ( Inuktitut)
Motto: (Nae offeecial motto) 
Lairgest ceety Yellowknife
Lairgest metro Yellowknife
Chipewyan, Cree, Inglis, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłįchǫ 
George Tuccaro 
Bob McLeod ( Consensus govrenment, nae pairty affiliations)
Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Hoose seats 1 o 308 (0.3%)
1 o 105 (1%)
Confederation 15 Julie 1870 (
Hudson's Bay Company cedes territory tae Canadae) (6t)
2 (519,734 sq mi)
2 (456,792 sq mi)
2 (62,943 sq mi) (12.1%)
Proportion o Canadae
13.5% o 9,984,670 km
2 (0.10 /sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 CA-NT
Postal code prefix
X0, X1 (Yellowknife)
Rankins include aw provinces an territories
Northwast Territories ( NWT; Inglis: , Northwest Territories French: ) is ane o three federal les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO territories o Canadae. The Northwast Territories entered the Canadian Confederation 15 Julie 1870, but the current borders wur formit 1 Aprile 1999, wi the creation o Nunavut.
It haed a population o 41,462 as o the
2011 census, showin little chynge frae the 2006 census. 
In 1967, as a result o recommendations bi the
Carrothers Commission, Yellowknife became the caipital.
While neebourin Nunavut is maistly
Airctic tundra, the Northwast Territories haes a slichtly wairmer climate an is maistly boreal forest (taiga), although aboot hauf o the territory is north o the tree line.
↑ "What is the official motto of the Northwest Territories?". Assembly.gov.nt.ca . Retrieved February 22, 2011.
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↑ The terms Northwest Territorian( s) Hansard, Thursday, March 25, 2004, and (informally) NWTer( s) Hansard, Monday, October 23, 2006, occur in the official record of the territorial legislature. According to the Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage ( ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335), there is no common term for a resident of Northwest Territories.
↑ Northern News Services. "New commissioner sworn in". Nnsl.com . Retrieved February 22, 2011.
↑ Land and freshwater area, by province and territory
↑ 6.0 6.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. 2012-02-08 . Retrieved 2012-02-08.
↑ "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. November 4, 2010 . Retrieved February 22, 2011.