Canada has the most northerly permanently inhabited settlement in the world – Alert in Nunavut

Alert NanavutAlert, Nunavut – Canadian Forces Station Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. Currently there are about 55 military & Environment Canada employees reside at the military site, located on the northeast tip of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometres from the North Pole. Originally the location was inhabited by the Inuit. In 1950 the current settlement was established to host a weather station. There is 24-hour daylight from the last week of March until the middle of September, then Alert is in darkest mid-October until the end of February. Wildlife ranges from arctic wolves and arctic hares to fox & lemmings. Where: The closest city is Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, about 2,092 km (1,300 mi) south.

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Alert, Alert Baffin, Unorganized Baffin Region


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