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Size
Area of Nunavut 1,900,000 sq km
Area of Canada 9,970,610 sq km
A few comparisons
United States: 9,826,675 sq km
Greenland 2,175,600 sq km
Germany 357,047 sq km
China 9,596,961 sq km
Sweden 449,964 sq km

How Far North?
Arctic Circle 67
Grise Fiord 77
Coppermine 68
Iqaluit 64
Rankin Inlet 63
A few comparisons
New York City 40
Ottawa 45
Toronto 44
Stockholm 59
Moscow 56
Berlin 52
Rome 42
Beijing 40

Population
Total Population of Nunavut: Approximately 27,000
Total Inuit Population of Nunavut: Approximately 22,500
Total Population of Canada: 31,000,000
Total Inuit Population in Canada: 29,000
Population per square kilometre in the Nunavut area: 0.01
Population per square kilometre in Canada: 2.9, Ontario: 11.0, Germany: 220.0, China: 120.4
Sample of community populations:
Coppermine 1,200
Iqaluit 6,600
Rankin Inlet 1,800
Resolute Bay 175

Largest Community
Iqaluit is the largest community in Nunavut. It has a population of 6,600 and is located approximately 2,000 kilometres [1250 miles] from Ottawa.
The mean temperature in January is -30C  and in July is 15C.  
Iqaluit experiences 24 hours of daylight per day in June, and six hours per day in December.

Most Northern Community
Grise Fiord is the northernmost community in Nunavut. It has a population of 130 people and is located approximately 2,700 kilometres from Ottawa. The mean temperature in January is -35C and in July is 10C. Grise Fiord experiences 24 hours of daylight per day in June, and round-the-clock darkness in December.

Other Facts About Nunavut
Kilometres of highway: 20
Cost of two litres of milk: $7.00
Cost of a loaf of bread: $3.00
Average household income in the Nunavut area: $31,471
Average household income in Canada: $45,251
Languages spoken: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English

 

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