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Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec

Kangiqsualujjuaq (pop. 620) is an Inuit village on the east coast of Ungava Bay[?] at the mouth of the George River[?], in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada.

The community has also been known as Fort Severight, Fort George River, and Port du Nouveau-Québec. The name "Kangiqsualujjuaq" means "the very large bay" in Inuktitut.

Industries in Kangiqsualujjuaq include hunting of caribou, seal and beluga whale, arctic char[?] fishing, and the production of Inuit crafts.

The community was stricken by an avalanche in the early morning of January 1, 1999, which destroyed the Satuumavik School gymnasium during New Year's celebrations, killing nine. [1] (http://www.csac.org/Incidents/1998-99/19990101-Canada)

See also List of communities in Quebec.

External Links

Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq (http://www.autochtones.com/en/first_peoples/kangiqsualujjuaq)

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