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Abbr. NU A territory of northern Canada including part of the mainland west of Hudson Bay and most of the Arctic Archipelago. Primarily inhabited and controlled by the Inuit, it was formed from the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories in 1999. Iqaluit is the capital.
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(Placename) a territory of NW Canada, formed in 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories as a semi-autonomous region for the Inuit; includes Baffin Island and Ellesmere Island. Capital: Iqaluit. Pop: 31 906 (2011 est). Area: 2 093 190 sq km (808 185 sq miles)
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(ˈnu nəˌvut, ˈnʊn əˌvʊt)
a territory in N Canada, formerly the E part of the Northwest Territories. 25,000; 772,000 sq. mi. (2,000,000 sq. km).Cap.:Iqaluit. Abbr.: NT
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Noun1.Nunavut - an Arctic territory in northern Canada created in 1999 and governed solely by the Inuit; includes the eastern part of what was the Northwest Territories and most of the islands of the Arctic Archipelago; "Nunavut is the homeland of the Inuit people"
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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Territoires Obligation * Loi sur les langues du Nord- legislative, mais ne officielles, LRTN O Ouest et peut etre modifiee, 1988, c O-1, art 7(2), Nunavut abrogee ou rendue reproduite pour le inoperante sans l'aval Nuvanut a l'art 29 de du Parlement federal : la Loi sur le Nunavut, LC 1993, c 28.
At the provincial level, budget procedures have improved over the years and over the last few years Quebec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nuvanut have been through extensive programme reviews.