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There are several different definitions of the Arctic according to whether one relies on physical, geographical, political or administrative characteristics. The territory chosen for ArcticStat draws inspiration from the regions covered by 3 scientific and political organizations dedicated to the Arctic: the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) and the Northern Forum (NF). The territory of ArcticStat is as inclusive as possible. It covers all of the populations living in an Arctic region as well as the populations having characteristics that are similar to those of Arctic populations or living in a similar environment.