Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut (start)
Qikiqtarjuaq (formerly, until 1 November 1998: Broughton Island), is both a community and an island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Davis Strait, off eastern Baffin Island. The island is known for Arctic wildlife, whale watching and as the northern access point for Auyuittuq National Park. As of the 2006 census the population was 473, a decrease of 8.9% from the 2001 census.
Pangnirtung, Nunavut (finish)
Pangnirtung (or Pang, also Pangniqtuuq) is an Inuit hamlet, Qikiqtaaluk Region, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. As of the 2006 census the population was 1,325, an increase of 3.8% from the 2001 census. Pangnirtung is situated on a coastal plain at the coast of Pangnirtung Fjord, a fjord which eventually merges with Cumberland Sound. The area of the town is 7.54 square kilometres.
There is some confusion about the village name. Residents say the real name is Panniqtuuq, which means “the place of many bull caribou”. Early in 2005 residents voted against officially changing the name of the village to the original native one, as Pangnirtung has achieved an international reputation for producing high-quality traditional arts, as well as printmaking and weaving.