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Nunavut
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᕗᑦ
(Nunavut Sannginivut)
(Inuktitut: "Oor laund, oor strangth")
Caipital Iqaluit
Lairgest ceety Iqaluit
Lairgest metro Iqaluit
Offeecial leids Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), Inglis, French[1]
Demonym Nunavummiut, Nunavummiuq (sing.)[2]
Govrenment
Type
Commissioner Edna Elias
Premier Eva Aariak (consensus government)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 1 o 308 (0.3%)
Senate seats 1 o 105 (1%)
Confederation April 1, 1999 (13th)
Aurie [3] Ranked 1st
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%)
Proportion o Canadae 20.4% o 9,984,670 km2
Population [3] Ranked 13th
Total (2011) 31,906
Densitie (2011) 0.02 /km2 (0.052 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 13th
Total (2006) C$1.213 billion[4]
Per caipita C$39,383 (8th)
Abbreviations
Postal NU
ISO 3166-2 CA-NU
Time zone UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7
Postal code prefix X
Flouer Purple Saxifrage[5]
Tree n/a
Bird Rock Ptarmigan[6]
Wabsteid www.gov.nu.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Nunavut /ˈnnəˌvʊt/ (from 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[7] an the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act,[8] 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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  2. 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.
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  4. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  5. "The Official Flower of Nunavut: Purple Saxifrage". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  6. "The Official Bird of Nunavut: The Rock Ptarmigan". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  7. Justice Canada (1993). "Nunavut Act". Retrieved April 26, 2007. 
  8. Justice Canada (1993). "Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act". Retrieved April 26, 2007.