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Whale Cove (??????? in Inuktitut syllabics) (Tikiraqjuaq, meaning "long point"), is a hamlet located 45 mi (72 km) south of Rankin Inlet, 100 mi (161 km) north of Arviat, in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada, on the western shore of Hudson Bay.
The community is named for the many beluga whales which congregate off the coast. Many of the inhabitants hunt these whales every fall and use their by-products for their oil and food. Whale Cove, initially settled by three distinct Inuit groups (one inland and two coastal), is a relatively traditional community: 99% Inuit, who still wear fur, hunt, fish, eat raw meat and fish. Several bowhead whales may appear in the area as well. Whale Cove is on the polar bear migration route.
Local Inuit, regularly travel by snowmobile in the winter or by boat in summer months between the hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove a distance of 100 km (62 mi). The terrain is arctic tundra, this consists mostly of rocks, mosses and lichens.
As of the 2016 census, the population was 435, an increase of 6.9% from the 2011 census.