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 namely, the 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.

Time in Nunavut Canada - MapLand 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.

Nunavut Capital

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 low population.

Languages at this time in Nunavut

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 their own.

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.