Hall Beach

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Hall Beach
ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ
Sanirajak
Hamlet
Hall Beach 1997
Hall Beach 1997
Hall Beach is located in Nunavut
Hall Beach
Hall Beach
Coordinates: 68°46′38″N 081°13′27″W / 68.77722°N 81.22417°W / 68.77722; -81.22417Coordinates: 68°46′38″N 081°13′27″W / 68.77722°N 81.22417°W / 68.77722; -81.22417
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk Region
Electoral district Amittuq
Settled 1953
Government[1][2]
 • Mayor Peter Siakuluk
 • MLA Amittuq George Qulaut
Area[3]
 • Total 16.82 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2011)[3][5]
 • Total 736
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Canadian Postal code X0A 0K0
Area code(s) 867

Hall Beach (Inuktitut: Sanirajak (the shoreline[6]), Syllabics: ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ) is an Inuit settlement within the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada, approximately 69 km (43 mi) south of Igloolik.

It was established in 1957 during the construction of a Distant Early Warning (DEW) site. Currently the settlement is home to a North Warning System (68°45′44″N 081°13′44″W / 68.76222°N 81.22889°W / 68.76222; -81.22889 (Hall Beach North Warning System (FOX MAIN))) radar facility and the Hall Beach Airport.

In 1971, seven sounding rockets of the Tomahawk Sandia type were launched from Hall Beach, some reaching altitudes of 270 km (170 mi).[7]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hall Beach Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 0.0 0.4 −0.6 2.2 4.0 21.1 27.9 28.0 14.0 4.3 0.3 −0.9 28.0
Record high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
0.4
(32.7)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.3
(37.9)
4.4
(39.9)
21.1
(70)
22.8
(73)
24.8
(76.6)
13.5
(56.3)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.4
(32.7)
24.8
(76.6)
Average high °C (°F) −27.9
(−18.2)
−28.4
(−19.1)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−15.0
(5)
−4.9
(23.2)
3.2
(37.8)
10.1
(50.2)
7.7
(45.9)
2.1
(35.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−14.9
(5.2)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−10.0
(14)
Daily mean °C (°F) −31.9
(−25.4)
−32.5
(−26.5)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
1.0
(33.8)
6.7
(44.1)
5.0
(41)
0.3
(32.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−26.6
(−15.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
Average low °C (°F) −35.8
(−32.4)
−36.6
(−33.9)
−33.3
(−27.9)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−12.7
(9.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
3.3
(37.9)
2.2
(36)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10.9
(12.4)
−23.1
(−9.6)
−30.7
(−23.3)
−17.1
(1.2)
Record low °C (°F) −50.0
(−58)
−54.1
(−65.4)
−52.5
(−62.5)
−44.1
(−47.4)
−31.1
(−24)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
−5.1
(22.8)
−16.7
(1.9)
−33.6
(−28.5)
−42.2
(−44)
−53.9
(−65)
−54.1
(−65.4)
Wind chill −72.8 −71.7 −66.6 −58.0 −44.7 −32.7 −7.8 −11.7 −25.1 −49.6 −61.4 −64.6 −72.8
Precipitation mm (inches) 6.1
(0.24)
4.8
(0.189)
7.1
(0.28)
12.0
(0.472)
15.7
(0.618)
18.2
(0.717)
25.7
(1.012)
44.0
(1.732)
28.9
(1.138)
24.4
(0.961)
19.2
(0.756)
9.3
(0.366)
215.4
(8.48)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.008)
2.2
(0.087)
11.2
(0.441)
25.6
(1.008)
41.3
(1.626)
17.2
(0.677)
1.5
(0.059)
0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
99.3
(3.909)
Snowfall cm (inches) 7.3
(2.87)
6.0
(2.36)
9.2
(3.62)
14.4
(5.67)
15.4
(6.06)
7.2
(2.83)
0.1
(0.04)
3.1
(1.22)
12.0
(4.72)
27.6
(10.87)
24.0
(9.45)
10.6
(4.17)
136.8
(53.86)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.7 5.4 7.4 9.0 9.7 8.9 10.6 13.5 11.0 14.5 11.6 8.4 116.4
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 5.8 10.6 12.8 6.1 0.9 0.3 0.1 37.5
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 7.2 5.7 7.6 9.4 9.8 4.6 0.1 1.3 6.7 14.5 12.6 9.0 88.5
 % humidity 66.6 67.0 69.5 75.7 83.4 86.9 77.7 81.1 83.7 86.1 78.2 71.3 77.3
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[8]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Hall Beach had a population of 546 living in 118 of its 147 total dwellings, a -16.5% change from its 2006 population of 654.[3] Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 736 living in 157 of its 176 total dwellings, a 12.5% increase from 2006.[5] With a land area of 16.82 km2 (6.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 43.8/km2 (113.3/sq mi) in 2011.[3][5]

As of the 2006 census the population was 654 an increase of 7.4% from the 2001 census.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nunavummiut elect new municipal leaders
  2. ^ Results for the constituency of Amittuq at Elections Nunavut
  3. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nunavut)". Statistics Canada. January 30, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  5. ^ a b c "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. March 21, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hall Beach at the Atlas of Canada
  7. ^ Hall Beach
  8. ^ "Hall Beach A" (CSV (4222 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2402350. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  9. ^ 2006 census

Further reading[edit]

  • McAlpine PJ, and NE Simpson. 1976. "Fertility and Other Demographic Aspects of the Canadian Eskimo Communities of Igloolik and Hall Beach". Human Biology; an International Record of Research. 48, no. 1: 114-38.
  • Wenzel, George W. 1997. "Using Harvest Research in Nunavut: An Example from Hall Beach". Arctic Anthropology. 34, no. 1: 18.