Nunavut

10/14/13

     

 

Roughly the side of Western Europe, with a population of approximately 30,000 people.

There are 89 Ham Radio calls identified in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut combined.  The database doesn't break out the number of hams in Nunavut.  In addition, hams in Canada can have multiple active call signs - so this isn't necessarily representative of the number of active Amateur Radio operators in both locations.

Bottom line - there aren't a lot of Amateur Radio operators in Nunavut that could open up the Territory for other hams to work.  If we can make this work financially (it is going to be a significant cost), we're going to try and make it work.  Stay tuned.

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Nunavut

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Nunavut
Flag of Nunavut Coat of arms of Nunavut
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut
(Inuktitut: "Our land, our strength")
Map of Canada with Nunavut highlighted
Capital Iqaluit
Largest city Iqaluit
Largest metro Iqaluit
Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French
Government  
Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson
Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government)
Federal representation in Canadian Parliament
House seats 1 (Leona Aglukkaq)1
Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams)
Confederation April 1, 1999 (13th)
Area [1] Ranked 1st
Total 2,093,190 km2 (808,190 sq mi)
Land 1,932,255 km2 (746,048 sq mi)
Water (%) 160,935 km2 (62,137 sq mi) (7.7%)
Population  Ranked 13th
Total (2008) 31,152 (est.)[2]
Density 0.015 /kmē (0.039 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 13th
Total (2006) C$1.213 billion[3]
Per capita C$39,383 (8th)
Abbreviations  
Postal NU
ISO 3166-2 CA-NU
Time zone UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7
Postal code prefix X
Flower Purple Saxifrage
Tree N/A
Bird Rock Ptarmigan
Website www.gov.nu.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Nunavut (IPA: /ˈnuːnəvʊt/, Inuktitut /'nunavut/) (Inuktitut syllabics: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) is the largest and newest territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 via the Nunavut Act[4] and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act,[5] though the actual boundaries had been established in 1993. The creation of Nunavut resulted in the first major change to Canada's map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland in 1949.

The capital Iqaluit (formerly "Frobisher Bay") on Baffin Island, in the east, was chosen by the 1995 capital plebiscite. Other major communities include the regional centres of Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. Nunavut also includes Ellesmere Island to the north, as well as the eastern and southern portions of Victoria Island in the west. Nunavut is both the least populated and the largest of the provinces and territories of Canada. It has a population of only 29,474[1] spread over an area the size of Western Europe. If Nunavut were a sovereign nation, it would be the least densely populated in the world: nearby Greenland, for example, has almost the same area and nearly twice the population.[6]

Nunavut means 'our land' in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. Its inhabitants are called Nunavummiut, singular Nunavummiuq.[

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