What is the Qikiqtani Region?

The Qikiqtani Region, once known as the Baffin Region, is the most eastern and populous region of Nunavut. Half of its 17,000 people live in one city, Iqaluit, and the rest live in 12 hamlets. All 13 communities are located on tidal water, mainly Baffin Island or smaller islands nearby. The country food resources of the region include abundant caribou, seal and Arctic char, along with beluga whales, walrus and polar bears. Closely-related dialects of Inuktitut are widely spoken throughout the region.