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Taloyoak
Taloyoak
or Talurjuaq ( Inuktitut
Inuktitut
syllabics: ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ [taloʁjuˈaq]), formerly known as Spence Bay until 1 July 1992; (2016 population 1,029[3]) is located on the Boothia Peninsula, Kitikmeot, in Canada's Nunavut
Nunavut
Territory. The community is served only by air and by annual supply sealift. Taloyoak
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. Taloyoak
Taloyoak
is the northernmost community in mainland Canada.[5]

Contents

1 Broadband communications 2 Demographics 3 Surrounding area 4 Climate 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Broadband communications[edit] The community has been served by the Qiniq
Qiniq
network since 2005. Qiniq is a fixed wireless service to homes and businesses, connecting to the outside world via a satellite backbone. The Qiniq
Qiniq
network is designed and operated by SSI Micro. In 2017, the network was upgraded to 4G LTE technology, and 2G-GSM for mobile voice. Demographics[edit]

Year Population

1981 431

1985 452

1986 540

1988 est. 540

1991 580

2006 809

2011 899

2016 1,029

As of the 2016 census the population was 1,029 an increase of 14.5% from the 2011 census.[3] Languages spoken are English and Inuktitut. Surrounding area[edit] Taloyoak
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.[6] Climate[edit]

Climate data for Taloyoak
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)

Record low 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

Average 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)

Average 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)

Average 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)

Average 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

Average 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

Average 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

Average relative 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
Environment Canada
Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[7]

See also[edit]

List of municipalities in Nunavut Bill Lyall Martin Hartwell Netsilik Inuit Netsilik School Taloyoak
Taloyoak
Airport

References[edit]

^ Nunavummiut elect new municipal leaders ^ Election Results 2013 General Election at Elections Nunavut ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census Taloyoak". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-05.  ^ Elevation at airport. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 March 2018 to 0901Z 24 May 2018. ^ Mark Nuttall (2012). Encyclopedia of the Arctic. Routledge - University of Alberta. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-136-78680-8.  ^ ofarim, on August 20, 2008, said: (2008-08-20). "Photo of Ayers Rock of Nunavut". Panoramio. Retrieved 2011-07-26. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ " Taloyoak
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
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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