Alert, Nunavut

Welcome to Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. Only 817 km (508 miles) from the North Pole, Alert1 has a chilly average high temperature of -14.7 C (6 F), and winter lows of around -46 C (-51 F)! For 10 months out of the year, Alert is either in complete sunlight or darkness all day long. The remaining two months offer a tease of the regular sun up, sun down process the rest of the world is used to. According to the 2006 Canadian census, Alert is home to only five permanent residents, but…

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