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Encyclopedia > Coral Harbour, Nunavut
Location of Coral Harbour
Population (2004) 721
Birth rate (2004) Approx. 4.6%
Postal Code X0C 0C0

Coral Harbour (ᓴᓪᓖᑦ in Inuktitut syllabics), is a small, Inuit community that is located on Southampton Island. Its name is derived from the fossilized coral that can be found around the waters of the community and the name of the settlement in Inuktitut is salliq which means flat. This settlement is unique as opposed to many others in the sense that it is the only community on this island (which is nearly the same size as Switzerland). The only way to reach this community is by plane and the main transportation on the island itself is by snowmobile and dog sleigh. Despite the harsh climates there is plentiful wildlife around the island. Among some of the species found there are walruses, polar bears, caribou, seals, gyrfalcons, and (rarely) peregrine falcons. A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... The Inuktitut syllabary is a writing system used by Inuit people in Nunavut and in northern Quebec. ... Binomial name Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. ... Binomial name Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774 The Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), also known as white bear or northern bear or sea bear, is a large bear native to the Arctic. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus The reindeer, known as caribou in North America, is an Arctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ... Look up seal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Falco rusticolus Linnaeus, 1758 The Gyr Falcon (Falco rusticolus), also spelled Gyrfalcon, is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 The Peregrine Falcon or, in North America, Duck Hawk (Falco peregrinus) is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 38-53 cm (15 to 21 inches) long. ...


External links

  • Territorial Government of Nunavut
  • Coral Harbour Hotel: Esungarq Inn
  • The Atlas of Canada: Coral Harbour
  • First Coral Harbour Cubs

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Nunavut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1533 words)
The capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit (formerly Frobisher Bay) on Baffin Island in the east.
Nunavut's borders appear as though they were influenced by the shape of the Inukshuk, a symbol of Inuit heritage, but this is not the case.
Nunavut encompasses the entirety of the District of Keewatin (which had differing boundaries from the Keewatin/Kivalliq regions), the majority of the District of Franklin and a small portion of the District of Mackenzie.
The Atlas of Canada - Coral Harbour, Nunavut (297 words)
Nunavut is a new beginning for the people of Coral Harbour.
Its name is derived from the fossilized coral found it the waters around the community, evidence of a island in front of the mainland.
Coral Harbour has a beautiful little harbour which protects its many boats from the summer gales.
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