Iqaluit <<ee KAH lavatory iht or ee KAL a weet>> is the capital and largest group of the Canadian territory of Nunavut<<NOO nuh voot>>. Iqaluit lies on the southern coast of Baffin Island. In the course of the winter, Iqaluit receives solely 4 to 6 hours of daylight, and it will get bitterly chilly. In the course of the summer time, the town has few dead nights.

 Inuit <<IHN yoo iht>> (as soon as referred to as Eskimos) have fished and hunted within the space of Iqaluit for lots of of years. The phrase Iqaluit in Inuktitut <<ee NOOK tee toot>>, an Inuit language, means place of fish. At the moment, Inuit make up greater than half of the inhabitants of Iqaluit.

In 1576, Sir Martin Frobisher, an English explorer, turned the primary European to see Baffin Island. In 1942, throughout World Struggle II (1939-1945), america Military Air Forces arrange a touchdown strip (place for airplanes to land) within the space. In 1980, Iqaluit turned a part of a city referred to as Frobisher Bay. The city turned referred to as Iqaluit in 1987. Iqaluit was made a metropolis in 2001.

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