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Community profile

General information

Community name: Pangnirtung (or Panniqtuuq, "the place of Bull Caribou")
Nickname: Pang
Country: Canada
Territory: Nunavut

Time zone: EST (UTC-5)
Canadian Postal code: X0A 0R0
Phone area code: 867-


Population (2006): 1,325


Region: Qikiqtaaluk Region
Electoral district: Pangnirtung
Government type: Hamlet Council
Mayor: Mosesee Qappik
MLA: Johnny Mike


Coordinates: 66.14778°N 65.69944°W
Area: 7.54 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation: 23 m (75 ft)


Cell Phones: Cell phones with CDMA technology can be used in Pangnirtung. Note that iPhone and Android smartphones will not work.


Pangnirtung is a dry community. The possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited under a plebiscite. For more information, please see the attached file.

Pilirigatigiit Group

The Piliriqatigiit Group is an interdepartmental committee comprised of: Health, Education, Family Services and those services offered by the Hamlet. The Group is focused on supporting kids at risk. Please refer to the link below is a list of the programs and services that are available.

Buying Alcohol in Nunavut June 23 2010.doc150 KB
Pangnirtung FINAL Background Report - Mar-2007_without appendices.pdf1.22 MB
Pangnirtung FINAL Zoning By-law, Mar-2007, ENG.pdf875.79 KB
Piliriqatigiit Resource Guide.doc469.5 KB