NUNAVUT: Populated Places Table

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How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links to the "catagories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5.WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.


  • Listed below are the populated places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon.[1] This gazetteer is used as the source of locations or populated places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Nunavut Territory. Nunavut was split from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Arctic Bay         Link
Arviat         Link   Link
Baker Lake           Link
Bathurst Inlet             Link
Cambridge Bay          Link
Cape Dorset           Link
Chesterfield Inlet          Link
Clyde River           Link
Coral Harbour          Link
Ellesmere Island        Link   Link
Gjoa Haven          Link
Grise Fiord            Link
Hall Beach           Link
Igloolik           Link
Kimmirut           Link
Kugaaruk           Link
Kugluktuk          Link
Pangnirtung           Link
Pond Inlet          Link
Qikiqtarjuaq           Link
Rankin Inlet            Link
Repulse Bay           Link
Resolute             Link  
Sanikilauq            Link
Taloyoak            Link
Whale Cove              Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1958) FHL book 971.9 E5c