Nunavut Central Time (Canada)
What is the Time in Nunavut Central (Canada)
The analog clock above is running the current local time in Nunavut Central
which is UTC-6:00 hours as per its Time Zone. Nunavut maintains three time zones
Nunavut Western Time Zone UTC-7:00 hours, the
Nunavut Eastern Time Zone UTC-5:00 hour and the Nunavut Central Time Zone
UTC-6:00 hours which you are seeing in the clock above. However, when DST or
Daylight Saving Time is
in force, the analog clock above will get advanced by one hour to show
UTC-5:00 hours Nunavut Central Daylight Saving Time. In November, this extra time of one hour given to the public
when DST came in to force in March, gets removed when the Daylight Saving Time
ceases to be in force in November when the original time of UTC-6:00 hours
Nunavut Standard Time gets restored. The central time zone of UTC-6:00 hours is maintained between 85
deg West and 102 deg West except Western Southampton Island. The Nunavut Central
area maintaining Nunavut Central Time are namely Arviat, Baker Lake
(Qamanittuaq), Chesterfield Inlet, Naujaat, Rankin Inlet (Kangiqliniq), Repulse
Bay (now known as Naujaat), Resolute Bay and Whale Cove.
Land Water Areas at this time in Nunavut
At this time in Nunavut in Canada, the total area covered is ranked as the
maximum in the whole of Canada. The total area of Nunavut is 2,038,722 square
kilometers out of which the land covers an area of 1,877,787 square kilometers
and water covers the remaining 7.9% area of about 160,935 square kilometers.
Nunavut cover a total of 20.4% total area of Canada.
Population at this Time in Nunavut
At this time in Nunavut, the population is estimated to just about 37,000
(2016). But the census in 2011 indicated 31,906 people living at that time in
Nunavut. In canada the population of Nunavut ranks 13th out of 13 provinces and
territories which is the least. The contrast is that the area wise Nunavut ranks
first in Canada and population of Nunavut is the last. The GDP of C$1.964
billion of Nunavut is also ranked last at 13th in Canada with a per capita
income of C$58,452 which is ranked at sixth in Canada.The population density in
Nunavut si as low as 10 people per square kilometer. Amazingly, human
settlements have been in Nunavut for over 4000 years now.
The Capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit. Actually the largest city in Nunavut also
happens to be Iqaluit. There is no metropolitian city in Nunavut thanks to the
At this time in Nunavut in Canada, English, French and Inuit (Inuktitut or
Inuinnaqtun) are the Official languages. About 69.5% people living at this time
in Nunavut speak Inuktitut. English is spoken by 26.7% people and French is
spoken by just 1.27% people. Inuinnaqtun is spoken by about 1% of Nunavut
population. The education system in Nunavut is trying to prevent the Inuktitut
from going extinct by making the society a bilingual society speaking both
Inuktitut and English by 2020 as is understood at this time using a 20 year
plan. Languages are difficult to create. We should endavour to protect the rich
heritage of our world.
Climate at this time in Nunavut
At this time Nunavut experiences a polar climate in its majority of areas
because of its high latitude and lower continental summer time influence. But
the southern areas of Nunavut experience a very cold subarctic type of climate.
Nunavut uses mostly diesel to generate electricity which comes in aeroplanes and
ships because the rail and road links are hardly there. They are now hunting for
renewable sources of power. The climate in Nunavut at this time is changing
because of the effect of Global Warming as well because the ice cover is
thinning down affecting the animals living around in Nunavut.
Tourism at this time in Nunavut
At this time in Nunavut a lot of thrust is being given on tourism by the
government to protected heritage sites. Tourists can do bird watching, canoeing,
kayaking, camping, hiking, cruizes, dogsledding, fishing, floe edge, hunting,
music and performance arts, parks and special places, wilderness lodges,
wildlife viewing, snomobiling, boating and so much more.
Government at this time in Nunavut
The government at this time in Nunavut is Consensus type government, headed by a
Commissioner apponted by the federal minister of Indigenous and Northern
Affairs. The Commissioners role more of a symbolic in nature and similar to that
of a Lieutenant Governor in other provinces. Whilst the Commissioner is not the
representative of Canads's head of state, the Commissioner still is representing
the Crown. A single member is elected to the Canadian House of Commons from
Nunavut. The members of unicameral legislative assemb;ly of Nunavut are
individually elected. There are no political parties and legislature is thus
consensus based. The Premier of Nunavut elected by and from the members of the
ligislative assembly is the head of the government. Due to the large area of
Nunavut, the territorial government has been decentralised for governance beyond
its capital regions namely the Kitikmeot, Kivalliq and the Qikiqtaaluk Baffin
with centralised local administration which are not autonomous governments on
Why Named Nunavut?
At this time Nunavut is one of the three territories of Canada in 1999. The Nunavut originated from the word in Inuktitut which means Our Land.