Canada’s Northern territory consists of three territories (also called the three territories of Canada), namely: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Northwest Territories is the second largest of the three territories, second to Nunavut. The territory’s population from the 2011 and 2016 estimates is 41,462 and 41,786 respectively. This means that between 2011 and 2016, the population of the Northwest Territories only increased by 0.8%.
The present Northwest Territories is a part of the old North-Western Territory that joined the Canadian Confederation on July 15, 1870. However, the territories were subdivided into Nunuvat, Yukon and Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999.
The administrative expense detail for NWT in 2016-2017 was 4.2% as compared to 4.5% for Canada in general, within the same period.
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