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Qikiqtaaluk Region

Qikiqtaaluk Region, Qikiqtani Region (

  • Qikiqtaaluk Region information at Explore Nunavut

External links

  • Kavik, Lisi, and Miriam Fleming. Qikiqtamiut Cookbook. [Sanikiluaq, Nunavut]: Municipality of Sanikiluaq, 2002. ISBN 1-896445-22-5

Further reading

  1. ^ a b 2006 Canada Census
  2. ^ Nunavut Tourism – Baffin Region


See also

Surrounding census divisions

  • Population: 15,765
  • Population change (2001–2006): +9.7%
  • Private dwellings: 5,103
  • Area: 1,040,417.90 km2 (401,707.60 sq mi)
  • Density: 0.015 inhabitants per square kilometre (0.039/sq mi)
  • National rank in terms of population: 248th out of 288
  • Territorial rank in terms of population: 1st out of 3

Canada 2006 Census[1]


Protected areas


Iqaluit waterfront, 2011



  • Communities 1
  • Attractions 2
  • Protected areas 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Surrounding census divisions 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Canada claims Hans Island as part of Qikiqtaaluk, while Denmark considers it to be part of the Greenlandic municipality of Qaasuitsup.

Before 1999, Qikiqtaaluk Region existed under slightly different boundaries as the Baffin Region, District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories.

The region consists of Baffin Island, the Belcher Islands, Akimiski Island, Mansel Island, Prince Charles Island, Bylot Island, Devon Island, Cornwallis Island, Bathurst Island, Amund Ringnes Island, Ellef Ringnes Island, Axel Heiberg Island, Ellesmere Island, the Melville Peninsula, the eastern part of Melville Island, and the northern parts of Prince of Wales Island, and Somerset Island, plus smaller islands in between. The regional seat is Iqaluit (population 7,250). The Qikiqtaaluk Region spans to the northernmost, easternmost, and southernmost areas of Nunavut.

prefer the term Baffin Region. [2] and Nunavut Tourism[1]

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