Qikiqtaaluk Region

Qikiqtaaluk region, Qikiqtani region ( Inuktitut: ᕿ ᑭ ᖅ ᑖ ᓗ ᒃ ) or Baffin Region is an administrative region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Qikiqtaaluk is the traditional name in Inuktitut for Baffin Island. Qikiqtaaluk region is the term most commonly used in official contexts.

The region consists of Baffin Island, the Belcher, the Ottawa Islands, Akimiski Iceland, Iceland Mansel, Prince Charles Iceland, the Bylot Island, Devon Iceland, Iceland Cornwallis, Bathurst Iceland, Amund Ringnes Iceland, Iceland Ellef Ringnes, Axel Heiberg Iceland, Ellesmere Iceland, the Melville Peninsula, the eastern part of Melville Island and the respective northern part of Prince of Wales island and Somerset Iceland, as well as smaller islands such as the Vivian island in between. The regional seat is Iqaluit ( population 6,184 ). It contains both the northern and southern areas of the territory.

Prior to 1999, the Qikiqtaaluk region existed under slightly different boundaries as Baffin Region, Northwest Territories.

Protected areas

  • Auyuittuq National Park
  • Katannilik
  • Kekerten
  • Mallikjuak
  • Pitsutinu - Tungavik
  • Qilalukat
  • Quammaarviit
  • Rotary Club Day Park
  • Sirmilik National Park
  • Sylvia Grinnell


Canada Census 2006

  • Population: 15,765
  • Population growth (2001-2006): 9.7 %
  • Private apartments: 5,103
  • Area (km ²): 1,040,417.9 km ²
  • Population density (per km ²): 0.015 km ²
  • Nunavut