Taloyoak, Nunavut

Taloyoak, Nunavut

Taloyoak or Talurjuaq (Inuktitut syllabics: "ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒃ", formerly known as Spence Bay until 1 July, 1992; 2006 population 809) is located on the Boothia Peninsula, Kitikmeot, in Canada's Nunavut Territory. The community is served only by air and by annual supply sealift. Taloyoak may mean "large blind", referring to a stone caribou blind or a screen used for caribou hunting. The 2008 Rand McNally Road Atlas shows a new name of Talurqjuak, but its status as official is not known.

Geographical Features

*elevation: 26m above sea level
*latitude and longitude: Coord|69|32|13|N|093|31|36|W|display=title,inline|scale:20000
*distance to: Cambridge Bay 460 km to the West, Yellowknife 1224 km to the Southwest

Demographic Data

As of the 2006 census the population was 809 an increase of 12.4% from the 2001 census. [ [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=6208087&Geo2=PR&Code2=62&Data=Count&SearchText=Taloyoak&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=6208087 2006 census] ]

Languages spoken are English and Inuktitut.

ee also

*Taloyoak Airport


Further reading

* Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. "Taloyoak, Northwest Territories". Ottawa, Ont: CPCGN Secretariat, 1992.
* Gray, Dorothy Allen. "Looking Down, Up North with Arctic Specialty Foods from Spence Bay, the Northwest Territories, Canada Recipes". S.l: s.n.] , 1974.
* Harris, Pamela. "Another Way of Being Photographs of Spence Bay N.W.T". Toronto: Impressions, 1976.
* Williamson, Robert G. "The Boothia Peninsula People Social Organization in Spence Bay, N.W.T". Polar Gas socio-economic program. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan. Institute for Northern Studies, 1977.

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