Nunavut is a territory in the north of Canada with special rights for the Inuit living there. It is bordered by the Northwest Territories to the west, Greenland to the east and the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Québec to the south. The capital is Iqaluit (former name Frobisher Bay) on the largest Canadian island, Baffin Island.
The territory of Nunavut includes parts of the Canadian mainland, most of the Arctic islands of Canada and all the islands of Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay, which were formerly part of the Northwest Territories. It covers about two million square kilometers and thus covers about a fifth of the territory of Canada. On the mainland, Nunavut borders the province of Manitoba to the south and the Northwest Territories to the west. At the Four Corners border, the territory also borders the province of Saskatchewan. Hudson Bay is also the southern border area – with the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Québec. In the northwest, there is also a border between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories on the four islands Victoria Island, Melville Island, King Island and Borden Island. In the south, on Killiniq Island at the northern tip of the Labrador Peninsula, Nunavut also has a border of only about ten kilometers in length with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
To the east of Baffin Island, Devon Island and Ellesmere Island, which belong to Nunavut, the Canadian state border with Greenland runs along the Davis Strait, Baffin Bay and Nares Strait. Hans Island is claimed by both Greenland and Canada and is now administered as a condominium.
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