formerly  Fort-Chimo,  

      Inuit (Eskimo) village in Nord-du-Québec region, northeastern Quebec province, Canada. It lies along the Koksoak River, about 20 miles (30 km) above the latter's mouth on Ungava Bay. Kuujjuaq is located in a region rich in iron ore. The Hudson's Bay Company established a trading post there in 1830. The post was closed from 1842 to 1866. A cooperative now operates a handicraft program for producing stuffed sealskin animals and birds, with emphasis on the ookpik (Arctic owl). Kuujjuaq has a Royal Canadian Mounted Police post, a health centre, a weather station, an airfield, and Roman Catholic and Anglican missions. An experimental farm is operated, and sheep farming is practiced. Pop. (2006) 2,132.

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