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Coat o airms o Nunavut
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Motto(s): ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᕗᑦ
(Nunavut Sannginivut)
(Inuktitut: "Oor laund, oor strangth")
Map o Canadae wi Nunavut heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Nunavut heichlichtit
Confederation April 1, 1999 (13th)
Capital Iqaluit
Lairgest ceety Iqaluit
Lairgest metro Iqaluit
 • Commissioner Edna Elias
 • Premier Eva Aariak (consensus government)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Federal representation (in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats 1 o 338 (0.3%)
Senate seats 1 o 105 (1%)
 • Total 2,038,722 km2 (787,155 sq mi)
 • Laund 1,877,787 km2 (725,018 sq mi)
 • Watter 160,935 km2 (62,137 sq mi)  7.9%
Aurie rank Rankit 1st
  20.4% o Canadae
Population (2016)
 • Tot 35,944 [1]
 • Estimate (2017 Q4) 38,243 [2]
 • Rank Rankit 12t
 • Density 0.02/km2 (0.05/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nunavummiut, Nunavummiuq (sing.)[3]
Offeecial leids Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), Inglis, French[4]
 • Rank 13th
 • Tot (2006) C$1.213 billion[5]
 • Per capita C$39,383 (8th)
Time zone UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7
Postal abbr. NU
Postal code prefix X
ISO 3166 code CA-NU
Flouer Purple Saxifrage[6]
Tree n/a
Bird Rock Ptarmigan[7]
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Nunavut /ˈnnəˌvʊt/ (frae Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ [ˈnunavut], literally "oor laund") is the lairgest, northmaist, an newest territory o Canadae; it wis separatit offeecially frae the Northwast Territories on 1 Aprile 1999, via the Nunavut Act[8] an the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act,[9] though the actual boondaries haed been established in 1993. The creation o Nunavut resultit in the first major chynge tae Canadae's poleetical map syne the incorporation o the new province o Newfoundland in 1949.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. "Population by year of Canada of Canada and territories". Statistics Canada. September 26, 2014. Retrieved Mairch 20, 2016. 
  3. Nunavummiut, the plural demonym for residents of Nunavut, appears throughout the Government of Nunavut website, proceedings of the Nunavut legislature, and elsewhere. Nunavut Housing Corporation, Discussion Paper Released to Engage Nunavummiut on Development of Suicide Prevention Strategy. Alan Rayburn, previous head of the Canadian Permanent Committee of Geographical Names, opined that: "Nunavut is still too young to have acquired [a gentilé], although Nunavutan may be an obvious choice." In Naming Canada: stories about Canadian place names 2001. (2nd ed. ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (ISBN 0-8020-8293-9); p. 50.
  4. "Consolidation of (S.Nu. 2008,c.10) (NIF) Official Languages Act] and [ Consolidation of Inuit Language Protection Act" (PDF).  External link in |title= (help)
  5. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. November 4, 2010. Retrieved Februar 16, 2011. 
  6. "The Official Flower of Nunavut: Purple Saxifrage". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. 2011. Retrieved Julie 31, 2011. 
  7. "The Official Bird of Nunavut: The Rock Ptarmigan". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. 2011. Retrieved Julie 31, 2011. 
  8. Justice Canada (1993). "Nunavut Act". Retrieved Aprile 26, 2007. 
  9. Justice Canada (1993). "Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act". Retrieved Aprile 26, 2007.