Sanirajak

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Sanirajak

ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ
Hall Beach 1997
Hall Beach 1997
Sanirajak is located in Nunavut
Sanirajak
Sanirajak
Sanirajak is located in Canada
Sanirajak
Sanirajak
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
CountryCanada
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Electoral districtAmittuq
Settled1953
Government
 • MayorJaypeetee Audlakiak
 • MLA AmittuqJoelie Kaernerk
Area
 • Total16.82 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total848
 • Density50.4/km2 (131/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)867

Sanirajak (Inuktitut meaning the shoreline[5]), Syllabics: ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ), formerly known as Hall Beach,[6] is an Inuit settlement within the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada, approximately 69 km (43 mi) south of Igloolik.

History

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 Sanirajak, some reaching altitudes of 270 km (170 mi).[7]

Demographics

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

Geography

Climate

The climate is tundra (Köppen: ET), without the presence of trees and ice for most of the year.[8]

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
(70.0)
22.8
(73.0)
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
(5.0)
−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
(14.0)
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)
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
(36.0)
−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
(−58.0)
−54.1
(−65.4)
−52.5
(−62.5)
−44.1
(−47.4)
−31.1
(−24.0)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
−5.1
(22.8)
−16.7
(1.9)
−33.6
(−28.5)
−42.2
(−44.0)
−53.9
(−65.0)
−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
(0.19)
7.1
(0.28)
12.0
(0.47)
15.7
(0.62)
18.2
(0.72)
25.7
(1.01)
44.0
(1.73)
28.9
(1.14)
24.4
(0.96)
19.2
(0.76)
9.3
(0.37)
215.4
(8.48)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.01)
2.2
(0.09)
11.2
(0.44)
25.6
(1.01)
41.3
(1.63)
17.2
(0.68)
1.5
(0.06)
0.1
(0.00)
0.0
(0.0)
99.3
(3.91)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 7.3
(2.9)
6.0
(2.4)
9.2
(3.6)
14.4
(5.7)
15.4
(6.1)
7.2
(2.8)
0.1
(0.0)
3.1
(1.2)
12.0
(4.7)
27.6
(10.9)
24.0
(9.4)
10.6
(4.2)
136.8
(53.9)
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[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nunavummiut elect new municipal leaders
  2. ^ Results for the constituency of Amittuq Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine 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 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ Hall Beach Archived 2008-10-02 at the Wayback Machine at the Atlas of Canada
  6. ^ Nunavut minister signs off on name changes for two communities
  7. ^ Hall Beach Archived 2008-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Hall Beach, Nunavut Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  9. ^ "Hall Beach A" (CSV (4222 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2402350. Retrieved 2013-11-27.[permanent dead link]