Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut


Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

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Chesterfield Inlet
ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ
Igluligaarjuk
—  Hamlet  —
Chesterfield Inlet Mission Hospital
Chesterfield Inlet is located in Canada
Chesterfield Inlet
Coordinates (Chesterfield Inlet): 63°20′27″N 090°42′22″W / 63.34083°N 90.70611°W / 63.34083; -90.70611Coordinates: 63°20′27″N 090°42′22″W / 63.34083°N 90.70611°W / 63.34083; -90.70611
Country  Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Region Kivalliq Region
Electoral district Nanulik
Settled 1911, Hudson's Bay Company post
Incorporated (hamlet) 1 April 1980
Government[1][2]
 - Mayor Harry Aggark[3]
 - Senior Administrative Officer Richard Van Horne
 - MLA Johnny Ningeongan
Area[4]
 - Total 141.08 km2 (54.5 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2006)[4]
 - Total 332
 - Density 2.4/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Canadian Postal code XOC OBO
Area code(s) 867
Website www.chesterfieldinlet.net

The community of Chesterfield Inlet (Inuktitut: Igluligaarjuk, Syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ) is located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut Canada at the mouth of Chesterfield Inlet. Igluligaarjuk is the Inuktitut word for "place with few houses", it is the oldest community in Nunavut. The community is served by air, Chesterfield Inlet Airport, and by annual supply sealift.

The Inuit people from the Chesterfield Inlet region are called 'Qaernermiut', though previously, they were referred to as Kenepitic, Kenepetu or Kenepitu.[6]

Demographics

As of the 2006 census the population was 332, a decrease of 3.8% from the 2001 census.[4]

Climate

Climate data for Chesterfield Inlet
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.1
(30.0)
5.6
(42.1)
10.6
(51.1)
25.6
(78.1)
30.6
(87.1)
30.0
(86.0)
19.4
(66.9)
9.4
(48.9)
9.4
(48.9)
0.0
(32.0)
25.6
(78.1)
Average high °C (°F) −27.5
(−17.5)
−27.9
(−18.2)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−12.2
(10.0)
−2.4
(27.7)
6.2
(43.2)
13.2
(55.8)
11.5
(52.7)
4.7
(40.5)
n/a n/a −30.1
(−22.2)
n/a
Daily mean °C (°F) −31.1
(−24.0)
−31.4
(−24.5)
−27.4
(−17.3)
−16.8
(1.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
3.0
(37.4)
9.0
(48.2)
8.2
(46.8)
2.3
(36.1)
n/a n/a −26.4
(−15.5)
n/a
Average low °C (°F) −34.8
(−30.6)
−35
(−31.0)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−21.7
(−7.1)
−10.1
(13.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
4.6
(40.3)
4.8
(40.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
n/a n/a 30.1
(86.2)
n/a
Record low °C (°F) −51.2
(−60.2)
−49.4
(−56.9)
−46.7
(−52.1)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−27.2
(−17.0)
−15
(5.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−12.8
(9.0)
−30
(−22.0)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−47.8
(−54.0)
−51.2
(−60.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8.4
(0.331)
4.5
(0.177)
9.0
(0.354)
12.7
(0.5)
17.5
(0.689)
22.4
(0.882)
41.1
(1.618)
n/a n/a n/a n/a 14.7
(0.579)
n/a
Source: 1961-1990 Environment Canada[7]

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