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I’m carving an Arctic bear…

Explore #59 on Friday, December 19, 2008


An Inuit carver in Iqaluit, Nunavut, carving an Arctic bear

Iqaluit -- (often pronounced IPA) is the territorial capital and the largest community of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Iqaluit is located on the south coast of Baffin Island at the head of Frobisher Bay. As of the 2006 census the population was 6,184, an increase of 18.1 per cent from the 2001 census; it has the lowest population of any capital city in Canada. Inhabitants of Iqaluit are called Iqalummiut (singular: Iqalummiuq). Prior to 1987 the community was named Frobisher Bay.

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Check the geo-tag, this is near the longest airport runway in Canada that is the alternate landing place for the Space Shuttle.


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Taken on August 4, 2001