Northwest Territories

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Coordinates: 64°16′N 119°11′W / 64.267°N 119.183°W / 64.267; -119.183

The Northwest Territories /ˌnɔrθˌwɛst ˈtɛrɪtɔərz/ (NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO) is a federal territory of Canada.

Located in northern Canada, the territory borders Canada's two other territories, Yukon to the west and Nunavut to the east, and three provinces: British Columbia to the southwest, Alberta and Saskatchewan to the south. It has a land area of 1,140,835 square kilometres (440,000 sq mi) and a population of 41,464 as of the 2006 census, an increase of 11.0% from 2001.[7] In 1967 Yellowknife became the capital as a result of recommendations by the Carrothers Commission.

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