a territory in N Canada, formed in 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories, extending E from the Northwest Territories to Hudson Bay and including most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. 808,181 sq. mi. (2,093, 190 sq. km) Capital: Iqaluit.
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How to use Nunavut in a sentence
In 2019, Berteaux and colleagues affixed satellite tracking collars on 25 hares captured near the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada.An Arctic hare traveled at least 388 kilometers in a record-breaking journey | Ariana Remmel | January 26, 2022 | Science News
Igloolik, Nunavut, 1,400 miles south of the North Pole, is a community of 1,700 people.Another tool in the fight against climate change: storytelling | Devi Lockwood | December 23, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
It’s part of Canada’s Nunavut territory, just off Greenland’s northwest shoulder.Climate may have sent drift of the North Pole toward Greenland | Sid Perkins | June 2, 2021 | Science News For Students
Pond Inlet is a picturesque, predominantly Inuit town in Canada’s Nunavut territory.
The royal couple are currently in Ottawa, and tomorrow will set out for Nunavut, in Iqaluit, which sounds very far north indeed.
The area covered by the map is in southern Nunavut, in the region now written Kivalliq.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin | Francis Harper
British Dictionary definitions for Nunavut
a territory of NW Canada, formed in 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories as a semi-autonomous region for the Inuit; includes Baffin Island and Ellesmere Island. Capital: Iqaluit. Pop: 29 644 (2004 est). Area: 2 093 190 sq km (808 185 sq miles)
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