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Iqaluit Travel Guide

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City Introduction

Iqaluit is the capital and largest city of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Over time, the area has been used as a fishing spot by local Inuit, and the name Iqaluit means the place with many fish in the Inuit language Inuktitut. Iqaluit’s development as a city started in 1942, when the United States established Frobisher Bay Air Base as a refueling point for flights on the way to Europe.

The air base was built as part of the town, which was then called Frobisher Bay. After World War II, the Hudson’s Bay Company moved its activity in the area to Iqaluit to take advantage of the constructed airport, which also provided many other job opportunities for immigrants and Inuit from the area.

In the late 1950s, there were approximately 1,200 inhabitants in the town around the base and airport. In 1987, Frobisher Bay changed its name to Iqaluit, and after a referendum in 1995, the city was chosen as the capital of the new territory of Nunavut, which was separated from the Northwest Territories in 1999.

Today, you can experience a city that lies beautifully in the harsh but magnificent northern Canadian climate and nature. There are several attractions in the city, which is home to Nunavut’s legislature in the 1999 Legislative Building. It is one of Iqaluit’s great constructions of modern architecture.

The most distinctive of Iqaluit’s buildings is St. Jude’s Anglican Cathedral, which is the episcopal seat of the Northwest Territories and adjacent regions in other Canadian provinces. The cathedral is shaped like an igloo, and it was completed in 2012 as the second version of the cathedral.

You can also visit the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, which is an interesting museum whose collections depict the history of Nunavut and the culture of the Inuit. The museum was established in 1969, and it is open in an interesting setting, as the museum building formerly belonged to the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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In short

Overview of Jacksonville

Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in the US state of Florida. The city’s history started with Frenchman Jean Ribault, who in 1562 sailed up St. Johns River and claimed the area for France, who two years later established Fort Caroline here. In 1565, Spanish troops attacked the fort, captured it and named it San Mateo. Florida became British in 1763 and they established Cow Ford at St. Johns River, which continued to grow when the area became Spanish again in 1783.

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Author: Stig Albeck
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