Nunavut sees eight per cent growth in population

Nunavut’s population has risen eight per cent between 2006 and 2011.

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Nunavut’s population has risen eight per cent between 2006 and 2011.

That means 31,906 people are now living in Canada’s newest territory.

The population growth is tied to fertility rates. Women in Nunavut have 3.2 children on average.

Nunavut, however, has an alleged population density of zero.

Why is that?

When you divide 1,877,787 square kilometres by just over 30,000 people, you end up with a population density of zero.

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