About Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories is Canada’s 2nd largest territory by size, and most populous territory in Canada with 44,000 residents. The history of Northwest Territories is unique, where it used to be the biggest territory by area until it was split into 2 territories in 1999, creating Nunavut.
Additionally, in 1905 parts of the original Northwest Territories were split off to create parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The capital city of Northwest Territories is Yellowknife, where about 40% or 19,000 of their population lives. Northwest Territories has a large population of First Nations people, which are about 37% of the total population.
They are one of Canada’s biggest exporters of natural resources, including gold and diamonds. In fact, many people promote diamonds from Northwest Territories as an alternative to diamonds from Africa because they are easier to track from mine to sale. It’s temperature is more moderate compared to its neighbours because of its unique landscape of forest and tundra.