Category: Nunavut

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Nunavut (Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) is a territory in northern Canada. It is the largest, northernmost, and newest territory in Canada. It was officially separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999. Nunavut means "our land" in Inuktitut.

Nunavut, the largest of Canada's provinces and territories, covers 1,877,787 km2 of land and 160,935 km2 of water. It has a population of only 31,906 as of the 2011 census. Nunavut has one of the lowest population densities in the world.

The official languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English, and French.

Nunavut is bordered on the west and on several islands by the Northwest Territories, on the south by Manitoba, on Killiniq Island by Newfoundland and Labrador, and everywhere else by the Arctic Ocean.

Its capital and largest city is Iqaluit.

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