A look at Nunavut

Posted by on Saturday, February 27, 2016


Nunavut is huge, covering 1,877,787 km2 of land and 160,935 km2 of water in Northern Canada. 

Even though it only has a population of 31,906 it's area is the size of Western Europe.

Known for it's cold weather the climate in Nunavut is a polar climate in most regions, owing to its high latitude. Polar climate regions are characterized by a lack of warm summers. Every month in a polar climate has an average temperature of less than 10°C.

The highest point in Barbeau Peak towering at 2,616 m.  

The population density is 0.015 persons per square kilometer, one of the lowest in the world. 

Other Facts About Nunavut
-Nunavut became Canada's third territory on April 1 ,1999 . 
-It is the largest territory and has one-fifth of the land in Canada. 
-Nunavut is made up of a mainland and many islands in the Arctic Ocean. 
-Baffin Island and Ellesmere Island are two large islands. 
-There are about 26 settlements. 
-Nunavut's capital is Iqaluit. 
-"Nunavut" means "our land" in the Inuit language of Inuktitut.



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