Nunavut, which was created April 1st 1999 by dividing up the Northwest Territories, is 1,994,000 kmē (769,900 square miles) in size and is home to 25,000 people, of which 21,000 are Inuit.|
It is comprised of three regions, the Kitikmeot, Qikqtaaluk (Baffin) and Kivalliq (Keewatin) regions.
The Kitikmeot Region consists of Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Taloyoak and Umingmaktok.
The Qikqtaaluk Region consists of Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Kimmiruit, Nanisivik, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute and Sanikiluaq.
The Kivalliq Region consists of Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay and Whale Cove.
The capital, Iqaluit, is situated on the south coast of Baffin Island in Frobisher Bay.
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