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Encyclopedia > Aklavik, Northwest Territories

Aklavik (Barren-ground grizzly place) is a community located 68°13' North latitude and 135°00' West longitude in the territory of Northwest Territories, Canada, with a population of 748 as of the 2000 census. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... A territory is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution. ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


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  • Legislative Assembly of NWT - Aklavik community profile

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Northwest Territories - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta (1877 words)
At the beginning of the 20th century the Northwest Territories was the homeland of Indians, Métis, and Inuit.
The Northwest Territories was linked to the Yukon Territory by the Dempster Highway, which connects Inuvik and other communities in the Mackenzie delta with Dawson in the Yukon Territory.
The remaining Dene land claims are in the southern half of the Northwest Territories and represent the southern half of Denendeh.
Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (373 words)
Aklavik is situated on the west shore of the Peel Channel in the Mackenzie Delta at 68'13'N latitude and 135'00'W longitude.
Aklavik got its start early and quickly became known as an excellent trapping area and a key transportation centre.
However by the 1950s Aklavik was beginning to develop rapidly and erosion of the Peel Channel banks lead to melting permafrost and severe flooding.
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