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10 Interesting Facts About Arviat

Facts About Arviat

  • Arviat is derived from the Inuktitut word arviq meaning “Bowhead whale”.
  • Earlier in history, its name was Tikirajualaaq, “a little long point”, and Ittaliurvik, “a place where the people make tents”.
  • Arviat is the southernmost community on the Nunavut mainland and is close to the geographical centre of Canada.
  • The Hudson Bay Quest sled-dog race was run from Churchill to Arviat for the first time in 2004.
  • Arviat was incorporated as a hamlet in 1977.
  • Arviat is only 10 m (30 ft) above sea level.
  • As early as 1738, its former name appeared on various maps and charts.
  • The Estimated Population of Arviat is 2,657.
  • Inuktitut and English are primarily Languages spoken, having the third-largest population in Nunavut.
  • Arviat has a yearly rainfall of 174.4 mm, the fourth-wettest in Nunavut, but only 112.4 c of snow, the third-least.
Facts About Arviat
Facts About Arviat

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