The Northwest Territories cover an area of 1,346,106 square kilometers with a population of 41,500 people. Half of them are indigenous people like Inuit, Métis or First Nation.
The majority of the population lives in the capital Yellowknife and at the mouth of Mackenzie in the Beaufort Sea. Another important city is Inuvik in the northwest of the territory.
The Arctic region is dominated by a short summer and a long winter. The animals of the Arctic region Nunavut can be found again.
The economy of the Northwest Territories is based on the exploitation of raw materials. Tourism is also playing an increasingly important role, even if the region is only time-consuming to reach.
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