The community of Makkovik is located at the latitude 55° 07' N on the coast of Labrador. Although the Inuit have been living in the area for thousands of years, the “official” creation of the community goes back to 1860 when a trading post settled here. In 1896, the Moravians established a mission thus ensuring colonization. The population, of approximately 360 individuals, is mainly of inuit and Norwegian origin.

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