Fact Sheet:
Region: Baffin
Population: 6,184 (58% Inuit)
Latitude: 62° 10.4' N, Longitude: 92° 34.8' W
(2,090 km north of Ottawa)

Iqaluit, located on southern Baffin Island, is the capital of Nunavut.  The diverse community is the transportation and administrative centre of the region and offers a variety of modern conveniences.  Iqaluit is rapidly growing city, with many exciting new economic and social opportunities.

The area is home to many historical and natural attractions.  Local outfitters can arrange a trip to Qaummaarviit Territorial Historic Park, which hosts numerous Thule archaeological sites, and a variety of wildlife and archaeological sites can be found within walking distance at the beautiful Sylvia Grinnell River and Territorial Park.  The historic Soper River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, and Katannilik Territorial Park, located to the south, can also be accessed from Iqaluit.

Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: iron, gold, diamonds, and gemstones.

Population Pyramid - Iqaluit: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census