Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

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Chesterfield Inlet
ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ
Igluligaarjuk
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Chesterfield Inlet Mission Hospital
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Chesterfield Inlet
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Chesterfield Inlet
Coordinates: 63°20′20″N090°42′05″W / 63.33889°N 90.70139°W / 63.33889; -90.70139 [1] Coordinates: 63°20′20″N090°42′05″W / 63.33889°N 90.70139°W / 63.33889; -90.70139 [2]
CountryCanada
Territory Nunavut
Region Kivalliq
Electoral district Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet
Settled1911, Hudson's Bay Company post
Incorporated (hamlet)1 April 1980
Government
  MayorBarnie Aggark
  Senior Administrative OfficerRichard Van Horne
   MLA Alexander Sammurtok
Area
 (2021) [5]
  Total139.49 km2 (53.86 sq mi)
Elevation
[6]
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2021) [5]
  Total397
  Density2.8/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−06:00 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code 867
Website chesterfield-inlet.ca/

Chesterfield Inlet (Inuktitut: Igluligaarjuk, syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ) is a hamlet 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 an annual supply known as sealift.

Contents

Inuit from the Chesterfield Inlet region are called Qaernermiut, though previously, they were referred to as Kenepitic, Kenepetu or Kenepitu. [7]

Demographics

Federal census population history of Chesterfield Inlet
YearPop.±%
1976243    
1981249+2.5%
1986294+18.1%
1991 316+7.5%
1996 337+6.6%
2001 345+2.4%
2006 332−3.8%
2011 313−5.7%
2016 437+39.6%
2021 397−9.2%
Source: Statistics Canada
[5] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

In the 2021 Canadian census conducted by Statistics Canada, Chesterfield Inlet had a population of 397 living in 116 of its 131 total private dwellings, a change of

Broadband communications

The community has been served by the 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 network is designed and operated by SSI Micro. In 2017, the network was upgraded to 4G LTE technology, and 2G-GSM for mobile voice.

Climate

Chesterfield Inlet has a subarctic climate (Dfc) with short but cool summers and long cold winters.

Climate data for Chesterfield Inlet (Chesterfield Inlet Airport)
Climate ID: 2300707; coordinates 63°20′49″N90°43′52″W / 63.34694°N 90.73111°W / 63.34694; -90.73111 (Chesterfield Inlet Airport) ; elevation: 9.8 m (32 ft); 1981–2010 normals
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high humidex −7.4−8.01.61.512.623.835.437.020.812.11.40.237.0
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
(50.0)
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
(12.0)
−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
(−6.0)
−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
(−49.0)
−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)
Record low wind chill −66.3−70.7−64.7−50.5−33.6−18.30.0−9.5−17.9−40.1−54.6−60.9−70.7
Average precipitation mm (inches)10.4
(0.41)
9.6
(0.38)
14.9
(0.59)
15.5
(0.61)
15.1
(0.59)
23.3
(0.92)
41.2
(1.62)
51.2
(2.02)
37.4
(1.47)
26.6
(1.05)
22.0
(0.87)
14.0
(0.55)
281.2
(11.07)
Average rainfall mm (inches)0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.00)
6.1
(0.24)
19.7
(0.78)
41.2
(1.62)
51.2
(2.02)
33.9
(1.33)
11.7
(0.46)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
163.9
(6.45)
Average snowfall cm (inches)11.2
(4.4)
10.2
(4.0)
15.0
(5.9)
17.0
(6.7)
9.4
(3.7)
3.7
(1.5)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
3.5
(1.4)
15.0
(5.9)
23.1
(9.1)
15.4
(6.1)
123.6
(48.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)4.23.74.35.04.96.07.99.99.78.87.65.477.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)0.00.00.00.11.65.47.99.98.43.40.00.036.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)4.23.74.44.93.30.70.00.01.55.77.75.441.4
Average relative humidity (%)79.067.674.982.084.470.968.072.577.487.383.075.376.9
Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 [16]

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