from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest community of Nunavut, Canada, on Baffin Island at the head of Frobisher Bay. The site of an airbase built by the United States in World War II, it became the capital of Nunavut in 1999. Population: 6,180.

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  • proper n. Capital of the territory of Nunavut (Canada).


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From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ("place of fish"), plural of ᐃᖃᓗᒃ (iqaluk, "fish").


  • IQALUIT -- RCMP in Iqaluit have charged a 20-year-old man with attempted murder after rifle shots were fired at a police officer near a high school in the arctic community.

    Toronto Sun

  • In the elders’ centre in Iqaluit, we played a sort of ring toss with round spinal bones that we aimed at sharpened ones.

    "What I've Seen"

  • "Iqaluit is at a crossroad," says Michele Bertol, the city's director of lands and planning.

    November 2005

  • For those of you unfamiliar with world geography, Iqaluit is the capital city of Nunavut, the newest and furthestmost territory in Canada.

    November 2005

  • From the CBC: Some drivers in Iqaluit aren't taking too kindly to a city initiative to get parking in the territorial capital under control.

    November 2005

  • There aren't that many cars in Iqaluit; If they drive there like they do in northern Michigan, you park where you can and just pray that there's a plug-in for your headbolt heater.

    November 2005

  • "This is the first time we have ever seen poles in Iqaluit, so I don't like it," he says.

    November 2005

  • And unlike other meetings of world leaders, protestors did not make their way to Iqaluit, which is located on isolated Baffin Island in northern Canada and can only be reached by air in the winter. What's News US

  • News agency Reuters labelled Iqaluit "a frostbitten outpost," while Associated Press noted the lack of a single traffic light.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Phillips, who calls Iqaluit the blizzard capital of Canada, warns that the weather can turn on a dime.

    The Seattle Times


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