This is a list of communities in Nunavut , Canada. Note that many of these communities have alternate names or spellings in Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun, while others are primarily known by their Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun names. As of the 2016 census the population of Nunavut was 35,944, an increase of 12.66% from the 2011 census.
The following are communities recognised by the Government of Nunavut.
|Arctic Bay||Ikpiarjuk||ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ||the pocket||Qikiqtaaluk Region||868||823||+5.5|
|Arviat||ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ||bowhead whale||Kivalliq Region||2,657||2,318||+14.6|
|Baker Lake||Qamani’tuaq||ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ||big lake joined by a river at both ends||Kivalliq Region||2,069||1,872||+10.5|
|Bathurst Inlet||Qingaut||ᕿᙵᐅᓐ||the nose||Kitikmeot Region||0||0||n/a|
|Cambridge Bay||Iqaluktuuttiaq||ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ||a good place with many fish||Kitikmeot Region||1,766||1,608||+9.8|
|Chesterfield Inlet||Igluligaarjuk||ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ||place with a few igloos (houses)||Kivalliq Region||437||313||+39.6|
|Clyde River||Kangiqtugaapik||ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ||nice little inlet||Qikiqtaaluk Region||1,053||934||+12.7|
|Coral Harbour||Salliq||ᓴᓪᓖᑦ||a large, flat island in front of the mainland||Kivalliq Region||891||834||+6.8|
|Gjoa Haven||Uqsuqtuuq||ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ||place of plenty of fat (blubber)||Kitikmeot Region||1,324||1,279||+3.5|
|Grise Fiord||Aujuittuq||ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ||place that never thaws||Qikiqtaaluk Region||129||130||−0.8|
|Igloolik||Iglulik||ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ||place of iglus a||Qikiqtaaluk Region||1,682||1,454||+15.7|
| Iqaluit |
|ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ||place of many fish||Qikiqtaaluk Region||7,740||6,699||+15.5|
|Kimmirut||ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ||looks like a heel||Qikiqtaaluk Region||389||455||−14.5|
|Kinngait||ᑭᙵᐃᑦ||high mountain||Qikiqtaaluk Region||1,441||1,363||+5.7|
|Kugaaruk||Arviligjuaq||ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ or ᐊᕐᕕᓕᒡᔪᐊᖅ||place of many bowhead whales (Arviligjuaq),|
little stream (Kugaaruk)
|Kugluktuk||Qurluqtuq||ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ||Place of moving water||Kitikmeot Region||1,491||1,450||+2.8|
|Nanisivik c||ᓇᓂᓯᕕᒃ||the place where people find things||Qikiqtaaluk Region||0||0||n/a|
|Naujaat||ᓇᐅᔮᑦ||nesting place for seagulls||Kivalliq Region||1,082||945||+14.5|
|Pangnirtung||Pangniqtuuq||ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ||place of the bull caribou||Qikiqtaaluk Region||1,481||1,425||+3.9|
|Pond Inlet||Mittimatalik||ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ||place where Mittiima is buried||Qikiqtaaluk Region||1,617||1,549||+4.4|
|Qikiqtarjuaq||ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ||big island||Qikiqtaaluk Region||598||520||+15.0|
|Rankin Inlet||Kangiqtiniq||ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ||deep bay/inlet||Kivalliq Region||2,842||2,577||+10.3|
|Resolute||Qausuittuq||ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ||place with no dawn||Qikiqtaaluk Region||198||214||−7.5|
|Sanikiluaq||ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ||named for a man known as a fast runner||Qikiqtaaluk Region||882||812||+8.6|
|Sanirajak||ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ||one that is along the coast||Qikiqtaaluk Region||848||736||+15.2|
|Taloyoak||Talurjuaq||ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒃ||large stone caribou blind||Kitikmeot Region||1,029||899||+14.5|
|Umingmaktok c||Umingmaktuuq||ᐅᒥᖕᒪᒃᑑᖅ||he or she caught a muskox||Kitikmeot Region||0||5||-100.0|
|Whale Cove||Tikirarjuaq||ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ||long point||Kivalliq Region||435||407||+6.9|
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