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About the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada

The Kivalliq Region one of Nunavut's three Regions. It includes mainland to the west of Hudson Bay together with Southampton Island and Coats Island. The population (2006) is 8,348 in an area of 445,109 square kilometers.

Map of Kivalliq

The capital is Rankin Inlet. Other communities include Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Repulse Bay and Whale Cove.

Before Nunavut became a Territory in 1999, Kivalliq Region existed under slightly different boundaries as Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories.

The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) represents the interests of all Inuit living in the Kivalliq Region.

Management of lands in Kivalliq, including access to lands for visitors, is the responsibility of the KIA Lands Department