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Nunavut (electoral district)

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Nunavut (electoral district)

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Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Igloolik, Cambridge Bay, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Kugluktuk, Cape Dorset

Nunavut is a federal electoral district in Nunavut, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Nunatsiaq, its predecessor that covered the same area, was a federal electoral district in Northwest Territories, that was represented in the House of Commons from 1979 to 1997.


Nunavut is the only electoral district in the territory. It is the largest federal electoral district in land area in Canada. It is also the largest electoral district represented by a single legislator.


According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation

Ethnic groups: 86.3% Aboriginal, 12.1% White
Languages: 66.8% Inuktitut, 29.1% English, 1.4% French
Religions: 86.0% Christian (50.3% Anglican, 23.9% Catholic, 4.9% Pentecostal, 6.8% Other), 12.9% No religion
Median income (2010): $25,662
Average income (2010): $43,505

The Nunavut riding holds a host of demographic records:

  • Lowest median age: 24.1 years
  • Highest percentage of Aboriginals: 85.0%
  • Highest percentage of Inuit: 84.0%
  • Highest percentage of a non-official language as mother tongue: 69.4%
  • Highest percentage of an Aboriginal language as mother tongue: 68.0%
  • Highest percentage of Inuktitut as mother tongue: 66.8%
  • Highest percentage of an Aboriginal language as home language: 53.0%
  • Highest percentage of Inuktitut as home language: 51.9%
  • History

    The electoral district was created in 1976 as "Nunatsiaq" riding from parts of Northwest Territories riding. It was replaced by "Nunavut" in 1996.

    In 1999, the district's boundaries were redefined in the Nunavut Act, the law governing the creation of Nunavut as a separate jurisdiction from the Northwest Territories.

    The boundaries of this riding were not changed in the 2012 electoral redistribution.

    Riding Associations

    Riding associations are the local branches of political parties:

    Members of Parliament

    This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:


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