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Resolute (Qausuittuq) is a small town on Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, along the shore of Resolute Bay and the Northwest Passage. It is located at 74°41′N 94°49′W, making it one of Canada's northernmost communities. It is second only to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island (Alert and Eureka are more northerly but are not considered towns - just military outposts and weather stations). It is also one of the coldest inhabited places in the world, with an average yearly temperature of -23°C. Resolute has 215 residents (2001 census)and about 110 houses.The roads are all gravel. Categories: Canada-place stubs | Islands of Canada | Nunavut geography ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... Resolute Bay is a launch site for sounding rockets at 74°41′ N 94°54′ W. Between 1966 and 1971 at Resolute Bay rockets of the types Black Brant and Boosted Arcas were launched. ... Popular Northwest Passage routes through the Canadian archipelago This article describes the route through the Canadian Arctic. ... The Inuit settlement of Grise Fiord (pop. ... Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Ellesmere Island, in the Arctic Ocean, is the worlds 10th largest island, and Canadas third largest island, with an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 square miles). ... Alert is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world. ... Eureka is a small research base on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


Founded in 1947 as the site of an airfield and weather station, it was named after the HMS Resolute. Efforts to assert sovereignty in the artic and its abundant wildlife led the federal government to relocate Inuit from northern Quebec to Resolute in 1955. Having lost most traditional skills and purpose, its Inuit residents are now to a large degree dependent on government support. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... HMS Resolute the desk in the Oval Office HMS Resolute was an Arctic exploration ship of the British Royal Navy. ... Inuit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk or Inuq / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic coasts of Siberia, Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador and Greenland. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The airfield is still the core of the town, serving as an aviation hub for the Canadian arctic and connected by direct jet service to southern Canada. The Tadjaat Co-op runs a grocery and retail store, a hotel, a restaurant, cable TV service, Internet, snowmobile rental, and an airport gift shop. Resolute Bay Airport is located at Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole. ...


The town has three hotels-Narwhal Inn,Qausuittuq Inns North and South Camp Inn-,which have less than 100 rooms each,and several lodges. Other facilities include a police station, a school(which provides education from kindergarten to Grade 12) and a gym.


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Resolute, Nunavut - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (396 words)
Resolute (Inuktitut:Qausuittuq, sometimes Resolute Bay) is a small Inuit hamlet on Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada.
It is situated along the shore of Resolute Bay and the Northwest Passage and is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region.
Resolute is one of Canada's northernmost communities and is second only to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island (Alert and Eureka are more northerly but are not considered towns - just military outposts and weather stations).
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