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The Territory of
Nunavut (NU)

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The capital of Nunavut is Igaluit.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Nunavut: NU

Typical abbreviations for the Nunavut: Nun. and Nvt.

When the people of Nunavut refer to themselves: 1:

Time Zone: Most of Nunavut is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.

While the community of Coral Harbour is in the Eastern Time (CST/CDT) zone, it does not observe daylight saving time:

The following communities are in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observe daylight saving time:

Arviat, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, Resolute & Whale Cove

The following communities are in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observe daylight saving time:

Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk & Taloyoak

Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in Nunavut, with approximately 83% of the residents able to speak English. Inuktitut is the language of the Inuit and is spoken by approximately 70% of those who identify themselves as Inuit. Nunavut also has a small French speaking (ie- Francophone) community.

Provincial Motto: "Nunavut Sanginivut" (Nunavut, our strength)

Provincial Bird: Rock Ptarmigan (lagopus mutus)

Provincial Flower: Purple Saxifrage (saxifraga oppositifolia)

Confederation: Nunavut joined the Confederation on Apr 1, 1999.

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