Nunavik (meaning «the place where to live») occupies the part of the Quebec territory lying north of the 55th parallel. The 11 000 inhabitants are dispersed in 15 coastal villages which do not have any road link between them. In 2009, we had the opportunity to visit Kuujjuaq, Nunavik's administrative center.

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  • 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.