Taloyoak

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Taloyoak
ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ
Talurjuaq
Taloyoak in June
Taloyoak in June
Taloyoak is located in Nunavut
Taloyoak
Taloyoak
Coordinates: 69°32′13″N 093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667Coordinates: 69°32′13″N 093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Kitikmeot Region
Electoral district Netsilik
Government[1][2]
 • Type Hamlet Council
 • Mayor Joe Ashevak
 • MLA Jeannie Ugyuk
Area[3]
 • Total 37.65 km2 (14.54 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2006)[3]
 • Total 809
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X0B 1B0
Area code(s) 867

Taloyoak or Talurjuaq (Inuktitut syllabics: ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ)[pronunciation?], 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 community is situated 460 km (290 mi) east of the regional centre of Cambridge Bay, 1,224 km (761 mi) northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Demographics[edit]

Year Population
1981 431
1985 452
1986 540
1988 est. 540
1991 580
2006 809

As of the 2006 census the population was 809 an increase of 12.4% from the 2001 census.[3]

Languages spoken are English and Inuktitut.

Surrounding area[edit]

Taloyoak is surrounded by tundra and the ground is black/gray. Although, to the north there is an impressive rock formation that looks similar to Ayers Rock.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Taloyoak Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex −8.3 −11.4 −5.8 0.4 4.4 20.5 24.6 22.2 12.1 4.2 −2.0 −1.7 24.6
Record high °C (°F) −8.0
(17.6)
−11.0
(12.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
0.5
(32.9)
5.0
(41)
22.0
(71.6)
24.6
(76.3)
21.5
(70.7)
12.9
(55.2)
4.5
(40.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
24.6
(76.3)
Average high °C (°F) −30.3
(−22.5)
−30.1
(−22.2)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−15.5
(4.1)
−5.0
(23)
5.2
(41.4)
12.7
(54.9)
9.5
(49.1)
2.2
(36)
−7.2
(19)
−18.8
(−1.8)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−10.7
(12.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −33.7
(−28.7)
−33.7
(−28.7)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−20.3
(−4.5)
−9.1
(15.6)
2.1
(35.8)
8.4
(47.1)
6.2
(43.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
−10.3
(13.5)
−22.3
(−8.1)
−28.9
(−20)
−14.3
(6.3)
Average low °C (°F) −37.0
(−34.6)
−37.4
(−35.3)
−33.6
(−28.5)
−25.0
(−13)
−13.1
(8.4)
−1.1
(30)
4.0
(39.2)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.5
(27.5)
−13.4
(7.9)
−25.8
(−14.4)
−32.5
(−26.5)
−17.9
(−0.2)
Record low °C (°F) −49.0
(−56.2)
−49.5
(−57.1)
−47.0
(−52.6)
−39.5
(−39.1)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
−14.0
(6.8)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−40.2
(−40.4)
−46.0
(−50.8)
−49.5
(−57.1)
Wind chill −66.6 −68.6 −66.3 −56.0 −36.9 −20.9 −3.9 −10.4 −22.4 −50.6 −53.5 −60.2 −68.6
Precipitation mm (inches) 8.4
(0.331)
6.1
(0.24)
8.6
(0.339)
9.8
(0.386)
12.8
(0.504)
16.7
(0.657)
23.1
(0.909)
30.5
(1.201)
25.6
(1.008)
22.7
(0.894)
12.7
(0.5)
10.6
(0.417)
187.4
(7.378)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.3
(0.051)
12.7
(0.5)
22.4
(0.882)
29.9
(1.177)
13.9
(0.547)
0.7
(0.028)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
80.9
(3.185)
Snowfall cm (inches) 9.3
(3.66)
6.4
(2.52)
9.2
(3.62)
11.6
(4.57)
12.4
(4.88)
4.5
(1.77)
0.7
(0.28)
0.7
(0.28)
12.1
(4.76)
25.8
(10.16)
14.3
(5.63)
12.0
(4.72)
119.0
(46.85)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 10.1 8.9 10.6 8.8 8.9 8.5 7.6 11.0 11.0 14.5 11.3 11.1 122.3
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 5.8 7.5 10.7 5.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 30.0
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 9.7 8.3 10.2 8.3 8.3 3.5 0.1 0.4 6.4 14.1 11.2 11.0 91.5
 % humidity 74.6 73.8 72.3 77.9 83.7 80.2 67.2 72.9 82.4 86.2 79.2 76.6 77.2
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nunavummiut elect new municipal leaders
  2. ^ Election Results 2013 General Election at Elections Nunavut
  3. ^ a b c "2006 census". 2.statcan.ca. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  4. ^ Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 May 2014 to 0901Z 24 July 2014
  5. ^ ofarim, on August 20, 2008, said: (2008-08-20). "Photo of Ayers Rock of Nunavut". Panoramio. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Taloyoak A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2403854. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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