Taloyoak

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Taloyoak
ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ
Talurjuaq
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Taloyoak in June
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Taloyoak
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Taloyoak
Coordinates: 69°32′13″N093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667 Coordinates: 69°32′13″N093°31′36″W / 69.53694°N 93.52667°W / 69.53694; -93.52667
CountryCanada
Territory Nunavut
Region Kitikmeot
Electoral district Netsilik
Government
  TypeHamlet Council
  MayorChuck Pizzo-Lyall
   MLA Emiliano Qirngnuq
Area
[3]
  Total37.65 km2 (14.54 sq mi)
Elevation
[4]
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2016) [3]
  Total1,029
  Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code 867

Taloyoak or Talurjuaq (Inuktitut syllabics: ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ [taloʁjuˈaq] ), formerly known as Spence Bay until 1 July 1992, although the body of water on which it is situated continues to be known as Spence Bay same as the body of water on which Iqaluit is situated continues to be known as Frobisher Bay (2016 population 1,029 [3] ) is located on the Boothia Peninsula, Kitikmeot, in Nunavut Canada. 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. Taloyoak is the northernmost community in mainland Canada. [5]

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Demographics

Federal census population history of Taloyoak
YearPop.±%
1976443    
1981431−2.7%
1986488+13.2%
1991 580+18.9%
1996 648+11.7%
2001 720+11.1%
2006 809+12.4%
2011 899+11.1%
2016 1,029+14.5%
2021 934−9.2%
Source: Statistics Canada
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Taloyoak had a population of 934 living in 203 of its 251 total private dwellings, a change of

Languages spoken are English and Inuktitut.

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.

Surrounding area

Taloyoak is surrounded by tundra and the ground is black/gray. To the north there is an impressive rock formation that looks similar to Uluru. [15] Farther north is the Murchison Promontory, the northernmost mainland point of the Americas and of Canada. [16]

Climate

Taloyoak has a tundra climate (ET) with short but cool summers and long cold winters.

Climate data for Taloyoak Airport
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high humidex −8.3−11.4−5.80.44.420.524.622.212.14.2−2.0−1.724.6
Record high °C (°F)−8.0
(17.6)
−11.0
(12.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
0.5
(32.9)
5.0
(41.0)
22.0
(71.6)
25.9
(78.6)
21.5
(70.7)
12.9
(55.2)
4.5
(40.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
25.9
(78.6)
Average high °C (°F)−30.3
(−22.5)
−30.1
(−22.2)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−15.5
(4.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
5.2
(41.4)
12.7
(54.9)
9.5
(49.1)
2.2
(36.0)
−7.2
(19.0)
−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
(−20.0)
−14.3
(6.3)
Average low °C (°F)−37.0
(−34.6)
−37.4
(−35.3)
−33.6
(−28.5)
−25.0
(−13.0)
−13.1
(8.4)
−1.1
(30.0)
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
(0.33)
6.1
(0.24)
8.6
(0.34)
9.8
(0.39)
12.8
(0.50)
16.7
(0.66)
23.1
(0.91)
30.5
(1.20)
25.6
(1.01)
22.7
(0.89)
12.7
(0.50)
10.6
(0.42)
187.4
(7.38)
Average rainfall mm (inches)0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.3
(0.05)
12.7
(0.50)
22.4
(0.88)
29.9
(1.18)
13.9
(0.55)
0.7
(0.03)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
80.9
(3.19)
Average snowfall cm (inches)9.3
(3.7)
6.4
(2.5)
9.2
(3.6)
11.6
(4.6)
12.4
(4.9)
4.5
(1.8)
0.7
(0.3)
0.7
(0.3)
12.1
(4.8)
25.8
(10.2)
14.3
(5.6)
12.0
(4.7)
119.0
(46.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)10.18.910.68.88.98.57.611.011.014.511.311.1122.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)0.00.00.00.00.55.87.510.75.10.50.00.030.0
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)9.78.310.28.38.33.50.10.46.414.111.211.091.5
Average relative humidity (%)74.673.872.377.983.780.267.272.982.486.279.276.677.2
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 [17] [18]

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