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Northern village municipality
Aupaluk is located in Quebec
Coordinates: 59°18′N 69°36′W / 59.300°N 69.600°W / 59.300; -69.600Coordinates: 59°18′N 69°36′W / 59.300°N 69.600°W / 59.300; -69.600[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Nord-du-Québec
TE Kativik
Constituted February 2, 1980
 • Mayor Johnny Akpahatak
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
 • Prov. riding Ungava
 • Total 32.60 km2 (12.59 sq mi)
 • Land 30.12 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 195
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Change (2006–11) Increase12.1%
 • Dwellings 59
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J0M 1X0
Area code(s) 819

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.

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.

Since 1996, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) provides police services for the village[4].


The Kativik School Board operates the Tarsakallak School.[5] Its building was destroyed in a fire on March 15, 2014. The school at the time served a total of 54 students.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Reference number 98661 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 99105 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2499105) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ KRPF. "General Information". Home. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ "Our Schools." Kativik School Board. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.

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