Located on the western bank of the Koksoak river at approximately 50 km upstream from the Ungava Bay, the inuit village of Kuujjuaq (which means “Large river”) is the administrative center of Nunavik. With a population of 2 250 inhabitants, Kuujjuaq was previously known as Fort Chimo, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company. The name “Chimo” is a deformation of the Inuktitut word “saimuk” (“Let's shake hands! ”).

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