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It used to be a part of the Northwest Territories but on April 1, 1999, was created because the Inuit people of the Northwest Territories wanted their own province. Nunavut is the Inuktitut word for "Our land".
It is the largest territory of Canada. The capital city and the city with the most people is Iqaluit (ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, literally "Place of Fish"), it has around 7,000 people. The total population of Nunavut is almost 36,000.
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