Population Distribution and Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, 2002


Population Distribution and Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, 2002


This map shows the Arctic population, spanning several continents, consisting of about four million inhabitants, a third of whom are indigenous and still rely mainly on their natural resources.

Additionally, each circle, which is proportional to the size of population per region, is a pie chart indicating what percent of each regional population is indigenous.


United Nations Environment Programme / GRID-Arendal[1]

Cartographer/Designer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Primary sources:

  • United States: US Census Bureau, 2002 and United States department of commerce 1993
  • Canada: Statistics Canada, 1995 and 2002
  • Greenland: Statistics Greenland, 1994 and 2002
  • Faroe Islands: Faroe Islands Statistics, 2002
  • Iceland: Statistics Iceland, 2002
  • Norway: Statistics Norway, 2002
  • Sweden: Statistics Sweden, 2002
  • Finland: Statistics Finland, 2002
  • Russia: State Committee for Statistics, 2003
  • Republican information and publication center, 1992
  • State committee of the Russian Federation for statistics 1992
  • AMAP, 1998. AMAP Assessment Report: Arctic Pollution Issues
  • AMAP, 1997. Arctic Pollution Issues: A State of the Arctic Environment Report
  • Stefansson Arctic Institute, 2004. Arctic Human Development Report.


© 2006 UNEP / GRID-Arendal


For use constraints, see [2] or [3].


This map is one in a series For a listing with flyovers, see Series:UNEP / GRID-Arendal.