Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

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Chesterfield Inlet
ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ
Igluligaarjuk
Hamlet
Chesterfield Inlet Mission Hospital
Chesterfield Inlet Mission Hospital
Chesterfield Inlet is located in Nunavut
Chesterfield Inlet
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 Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet
Settled 1911, Hudson's Bay Company post
Incorporated (hamlet) 1 April 1980
Government[1][2]
 • Mayor Harry Aggark
 • Senior Administrative Officer Richard Van Horne
 • MLA Tom Sammurtok
Area[3]
 • Total 141.08 km2 (54.47 sq mi)
Elevation [4] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2006)[3]
 • 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.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2006 census the population was 332, a decrease of 3.8% from the 2001 census.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chesterfield Inlet
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex −7.4 −8.0 1.6 1.5 12.6 23.8 35.4 37.0 20.8 12.1 1.4 0.2 37.0
Record high °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
−5.5
(22.1)
2.0
(35.6)
3.5
(38.3)
14.0
(57.2)
26.0
(78.8)
30.5
(86.9)
27.0
(80.6)
22.0
(71.6)
10.0
(50)
2.0
(35.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
30.5
(86.9)
Average high °C (°F) −27.3
(−17.1)
−26.9
(−16.4)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−11.1
(12)
−2.3
(27.9)
7.9
(46.2)
15.2
(59.4)
12.7
(54.9)
5.7
(42.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
−12.7
(9.1)
−21.1
(−6)
−6.9
(19.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −30.9
(−23.6)
−30.8
(−23.4)
−25.1
(−13.2)
−15.8
(3.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
4.3
(39.7)
10.6
(51.1)
9.2
(48.6)
3.3
(37.9)
−4.5
(23.9)
−16.7
(1.9)
−25.2
(−13.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
Average low °C (°F) −34.3
(−29.7)
−34.2
(−29.6)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−9.0
(15.8)
0.5
(32.9)
5.9
(42.6)
5.7
(42.3)
0.9
(33.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
−20.7
(−5.3)
−29.1
(−20.4)
−14.2
(6.4)
Record low °C (°F) −46.0
(−50.8)
−49.0
(−56.2)
−45.0
(−49)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
−2.0
(28.4)
−9.0
(15.8)
−26.0
(−14.8)
−37.5
(−35.5)
−44.0
(−47.2)
−49.0
(−56.2)
Wind chill −66.3 −70.7 −64.7 −50.5 −33.6 −18.3 0.0 −9.5 −17.9 −40.1 −54.6 −60.9 −70.7
Precipitation mm (inches) 10.4
(0.409)
9.6
(0.378)
14.9
(0.587)
15.5
(0.61)
15.1
(0.594)
23.3
(0.917)
41.2
(1.622)
51.2
(2.016)
37.4
(1.472)
26.6
(1.047)
22.0
(0.866)
14.0
(0.551)
281.2
(11.071)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.004)
6.1
(0.24)
19.7
(0.776)
41.2
(1.622)
51.2
(2.016)
33.9
(1.335)
11.7
(0.461)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
163.9
(6.453)
Snowfall cm (inches) 11.2
(4.41)
10.2
(4.02)
15.0
(5.91)
17.0
(6.69)
9.4
(3.7)
3.7
(1.46)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.5
(1.38)
15.0
(5.91)
23.1
(9.09)
15.4
(6.06)
123.6
(48.66)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 4.2 3.7 4.3 5.0 4.9 6.0 7.9 9.9 9.7 8.8 7.6 5.4 77.3
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.6 5.4 7.9 9.9 8.4 3.4 0.0 0.0 36.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 4.2 3.7 4.4 4.9 3.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.5 5.7 7.7 5.4 41.4
 % humidity 79.0 67.6 74.9 82.0 84.4 70.9 68.0 72.5 77.4 87.3 83.0 75.3 76.9
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nunavummiut vie for council positions in upcoming hamlet elections
  2. ^ Results for the constituency of Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet at Elections Nunavut
  3. ^ a b c 2006 census
  4. ^ Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  5. ^ "Image is described as "...this shows the tattooing of the Kenepitic [Qaernermiut] tribe."". cthistoryonline.org. 1904-02-16. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Chesterfield Inlet A" (CSV (4222 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2300707. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 

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