Rahul Sharma

Aupaluk

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Country  Canada
TE  Kativik
Time zone  EST (UTC−5)
Area  32.6 km²
Local time  Thursday 7:07 AM
Area code  819
Region  Nord-du-Québec
Constituted  February 2, 1980
Postal code(s)  J0M 1X0
Population  195 (2011)
Province  Québec
Number of airports  1
Aupaluk
Weather  -32°C, Wind NW at 8 km/h, 69% Humidity

Aupaluk (Inuktitut: ᐊᐅᐸᓗᒃ) (2011 Population: 195) is a northern village in Nunavik, in the Nord-du-Québec region of Quebec. It is the least-populous Inuit community in Nunavik.

Map of Aupaluk, QC, Canada

The name means "where the earth is red", referring to its iron-bearing (ferruginous) soil.

Its population has been increasing: it was 174 in 2006 and 159 in 2001.

Aupaluk is located on the western shore of Ungava Bay, north of Tasiujaq and 80 km south of Kangirsuk. It is about 150 km northwest of Kuujjuaq.

It is served by nearby Aupaluk Airport.

The only school in Aupaluk, Tarsakallak School, was destroyed in a fire on March 15, 2014. The school served a total of 54 students.

References

Aupaluk Wikipedia


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