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Northwast Territories

Territoires du Nord-Ouest (French)
Nunatsiaq (Inuinnaqtun)
ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ (Inuktitut)
Banner o Northwast Territories
Banner
Coat o airms o Northwast Territories
Coat o airms
Motto(s): 
(Nae offeecial motto)[1]
Map o Canadae wi Northwast Territories heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Northwast Territories heichlichtit
Confederation15 Julie 1870 (Hudson's Bay Company cedes territory tae Canadae) (6t)
CapitalYellowknife
Lairgest ceetyYellowknife
Lairgest metroYellowknife
Govrenment
 • CommissionerGeorge Tuccaro[2]
 • PremierBob McLeod (Consensus govrenment, nae pairty affiliations)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats1 o 338 (0.3%)
Senate seats1 o 105 (1%)
Area
 • Total1,346,106 km2 (519,734 sq mi)
 • Land1,183,085 km2 (456,792 sq mi)
 • Water163,021 km2 (62,943 sq mi)  12.1%
Aurie rankRankit 3rd
 13.5% o Canadae
Population
 (2016)
 • Tot41,786 [4]
 • Estimate 
(2017 Q1)
44,263 [5]
 • RankRankit 11t
 • Density0.04/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Northwest Territorian[6]
Offeecial leidsChipewyan, Cree, Inglis, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłįchǫ[7]
GDP
 • Rank11t
 • Tot (2011)C$4.791 billion[8]
 • Per capitaC$108,394 (1st)
Time zoneUTC-7
Postal abbr.
NT
Postal code prefixX0, X1 (Yellowknife)
ISO 3166 codeCA-NT
FlouerMountain avens
TreeTamarack Larch
BirdGyrfalcon
Wabsteidwww.gov.nt.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

The Northwast Territories (NWT; Inglis: Northwest Territories, French: les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO) is ane o three federal 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.[9]

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "What is the official motto of the Northwest Territories?". Assembly.gov.nt.ca. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  2. Northern News Services. "New commissioner sworn in". Nnsl.com. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  3. Land and freshwater area, by province and territory
  4. Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Canada, provinces and territories
  5. "Population by year of Canada of Canada and territories". Statistics Canada. September 26, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  6. 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.
  7. Northwest Territories Official Languages Act, 1988 (as amended 1988, 1991–1992, 2003)
  8. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory (2011)". Statistics Canada. November 19, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  9. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.