In more southerly continental areas very cold subarctic climates can be found, due to July being slightly milder than the required 10 °C (50 °F).The region now known as Nunavut has supported a continuous indigenous population for approximately 4,000 years.If Nunavut were a country, it would rank 15th in area.Nunavut has long land borders with the Northwest Territories on the mainland and a few Arctic islands, and with Manitoba to the south of the Nunavut mainland; it also meets Saskatchewan to the southwest at a quadripoint).The economy of Nunavut is driven by the Inuit and Territorial Government, mining, oil gas mineral exploration, arts crafts, hunting, fishing, whaling, tourism, transportation, housing development, military, research, and education.
After its failure, a federal commission recommended against such a measure.Its vast territory makes it the fifth-largest country subdivision in the world, as well as North America's second-largest (after Greenland).The capital Iqaluit (formerly "Frobisher Bay"), on Baffin Island in the east, was chosen by the 1995 capital plebiscite.It is Canada's only geo-political region that is not connected to the rest of North America by highway. The territory includes part of the mainland, most of the Arctic Archipelago, and all of the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay, and Ungava Bay, including the Belcher Islands, all of which belonged to the Northwest Territories from which Nunavut was separated.This makes it the fifth-largest subnational entity (or administrative division) in the world.
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Nunavut's highest point is Barbeau Peak (2,616 m (8,583 ft)) on Ellesmere Island.