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
Hall Beach is located in Canada
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 (2016)[3]
 • Total 848
 • Density 50.4/km2 (131/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[5]), 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).[6]

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)
Record low 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
Average 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)
Average 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)
Average 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)
Average 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
Average 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
Average 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
Average relative 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[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Hall Beach had a population of 848 living in 174 of its 189 total dwellings, a 15.2% increase from its 2011 population of 736.[3]

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 "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  4. ^ Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  5. ^ Hall Beach at the Atlas of Canada
  6. ^ Hall Beach
  7. ^ "Hall Beach A" (CSV (4222 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2402350. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 

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.