Nunavut is one of the three territories in Canada. It is the largest, newest and northernmost territory in Canada with a land area of 2.093 million kilometer square. Prior to April 1, 1999, Nunavut was a part of the Northwest Territories but it was officially separated from the Northwest Territories in 1999 through the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. It is second least populated of the thirteen provinces and territories in Canada and with the greatest population growth rate, about 12.66% from the 2016 population estimate.
Health Profile 2013 showed that of the population of Nunavut aged 12 and above, only 38.1% perceived their health as very good or excellent as compared to 59.2% for the rest of Canada.
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