Northwast Territories

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Northwast Territories

Territoires du Nord-Ouest (French)
Denendeh (Athabaskan leids)
Nunatsiaq (Inuinnaqtun)
ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ (Inuktitut)
(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)
Lairgest ceetyYellowknife
Lairgest metroYellowknife
 • CommissionerMargaret Thom[2]
 • PremierCaroline Cochrane (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%)
 • Total1346106 km2 (519,734 sq mi)
 • Laund1183085 km2 (456,792 sq mi)
 • Water163021 km2 (62,943 sq mi)  12.1%
Area rankRankit 3rd
 13.5% o Canadae
 • Total41,786 [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]
 • Rank11t
 • Tot (2011)C$4.791 billion[8]
 • Per capitaC$108,394 (1st)
Time zoneUTC-7
Postal abbr.
Postal code prefixX0, X1 (Yellowknife)
ISO 3166 codeCA-NT
FlouerMountain avens
TreeTamarack Larch
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

The Northwast Territories (Inglis: Northwest Territories, NWT, French: Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Athapascan leids: Denendeh, Inuinnaqtun: Nunatsiaq Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ) 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?". Archived frae the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 22 Februar 2011.
  2. Northern News Services. "New commissioner sworn in". Archived frae the original on 14 Julie 2011. Retrieved 22 Februar 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. 26 September 2014. Archived frae the original on 19 Juin 2016. Retrieved 20 Mairch 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 Archived 2012-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. 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 Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine (as amended 1988, 1991–1992, 2003)
  8. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory (2011)". Statistics Canada. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  9. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". 8 Februar 2012. Archived frae the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 8 Februar 2012.