Alert, in Nunavut Territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world.

September 15, 2016

Alert, in Nunavut Territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world.

Alert, in Canada's Nunavut Territory, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. It lies at latitude 82°30'05" north and is only 817 kilometres (508 miles) from the North Pole. The permanent population of Alert consists of only a few military and scientific personnel, however Alert has many temporary visitors from mostly government organizations.

The yearly mean temperature in Alert is −17.7 °C. Snowfall can occur at any time of the year. Only the months of July and August average above freezing temperatures.




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