Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Iqaluit
ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ
Frobisher Bay
City
City of Iqaluit
Iqaluit from Joamie Hill in June 2010
Iqaluit from Joamie Hill in June 2010
Flag of Iqaluit
Flag
Official seal of Iqaluit
Seal
Iqaluit is located in Nunavut
Iqaluit
Iqaluit
Iqaluit is located in Canada
Iqaluit
Iqaluit
Coordinates: 63°44′55″N 068°31′11″W / 63.74861°N 68.51972°W / 63.74861; -68.51972Coordinates: 63°44′55″N 068°31′11″W / 63.74861°N 68.51972°W / 63.74861; -68.51972
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk Region
Electoral districts Iqaluit-Manirajak
Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu
Iqaluit-Sinaa
Iqaluit-Tasiluk
Settled 1942
Village status 1974
Town status 1980
City status 19 April 2001
Founded by Nakasuk
Government[2][3][4][5][6]
 • Type Iqaluit Municipal Council
 • Mayor Madeleine Redfern[1]
 • MLAs Monica Ell-Kanayuk
Pat Angnakak
Paul Okalik
George Hickes
Area
 • Total 52.50 km2 (20.27 sq mi)
 • Population Centre 9.55 km2 (3.69 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 7,740
 • Density 147.43/km2 (381.84/sq mi)
 • Population Centre 7,082
 • Population Centre density 741.6/km2 (1,920.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Iqalummiut
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Canadian Postal code X0A 0H0, X0A 1H0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone Exchanges 222 (mobile), 975, 979
NTS Map 025N10
GNBC Code OATRP
Website www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca

Iqaluit is the capital of and largest community in Nunavut Territory in Canada. It is the most northerly capital in Canada, and is also Canada's fastest growing community.[8] The name Iqaluit is Inuktitut word meaning "place of many fish".[9] It is built on the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, on Frobisher's Bay. English explorer Martin Frobisher sailed into the bay in 1576 and thought he had discovered the Northwest Passage.[9] The settlement was called Frobisher's Bay from 1955 until 1987.[9]

Its weather is normally cold.

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  1. "MAYOR MADELEINE REDFERN". City of Iqaluit website, April 7, 2017.
  2. "Council Members". City.iqaluit.nu.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Manirajak Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. at Elections Nunavut
  4. Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Archived 2013-11-14 at the Wayback Machine. at Elections Nunavut
  5. Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Sinaa Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. at Elections Nunavut
  6. Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk Archived 2013-11-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 15 January 2009 to 0901Z 12 March 2009
  8. "Welcome to the City of Iqaluit". City of Iqaluit. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "About Iqaluit: History". City of Iqaluit. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
Iqaluit Climatological Data
Temperature
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Mean
Record high °C (°F) 4 (39) 4 (39) 4 (39) 7 (45) 13 (55) 22 (72) 26 (79) 26 (79) 17 (63) 7 (45) 6 (43) 4 (39)
Average high °C (°F) -23 (-9) -24 (-11) -19 (-2) -10 (14) -1 (30) 7 (45) 12 (54) 10 (50) 5 (41) -2 (28) -9 (16) -19 (-2) -6 (21)
Mean °C (°F) -27 (-17) -28 (-18) -24 (-11) -15 (5) -4 (25) 4 (39) 8 (46) 7 (45) 2 (36) -5 (23) -13 (9) -23 (-9) -10 (14)
Average low °C (°F) -31 (-24) -32 (-26) -29 (-20) -20 (-4) -8 (18) 0 (32) 4 (39) 3 (37) -0 (32) -8 (18) -18 (-0) -27 (-17) -14 (7)
Record low °C (°F) -45 (-49) -46 (-51) -45 (-49) -34 (-29) -26 (-15) -10 (14) -3 (27) -3 (27) -13 (9) -27 (-17) -36 (-33) -43 (-45)
Precipitation and Sunshine Hours
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Total mm (in) 21 (0.8) 15 (0.6) 22 (0.9) 28 (1.1) 27 (1.1) 35 (1.4) 59 (2.2) 66 (2.6) 55 (2.2) 37 (1.5) 29 (1.1) 18 (0.7) 412 (16.2)
Rainfall mm (in) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.1) 25 (1.0) 59 (2.3) 65 (2.6) 42 (1.7) 5 (0.2) 1 (0) 0 (0) 198 (7.8)
Snowfall cm (in) 23 (9.1) 16 (6.3) 25 (9.8) 32 (12.6) 25 (9.8) 10 (3.9) 0 (0) 1 (0.4) 14 (5.5) 35 (13.8) 32 (12.6) 22 (8.7) 236 (92.9)
Sunshine hours 34 98 170 224 194 197 218 170 89 54 40 19 1506
Data recorded at Iqaluit Airport for Environment Canada. Average data recorded over a 30 year span from 1971 to 2000.

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