Povungnituk River

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Rivière de Puvirnituq
Puvirnituq River, Rivière de Povungnituk
Name origin: From the Inuktitut "smells like rotten meat"
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Nord-du-Québec
District Kativik
Part of Atlantic Ocean drainage basin
Source Unnamed lake
 - elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
 - coordinates 61°43′32″N 73°18′38″W / 61.72556°N 73.31056°W / 61.72556; -73.31056
Mouth Hudson Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 60°01′35″N 77°19′58″W / 60.02639°N 77.33278°W / 60.02639; -77.33278Coordinates: 60°01′35″N 77°19′58″W / 60.02639°N 77.33278°W / 60.02639; -77.33278
Length 389 km (242 mi)
Basin 28,500 km2 (11,004 sq mi)
 - average 480 m3/s (16,951 cu ft/s)
Povungnituk River is located in Quebec
Povungnituk River
Location of the mouth of the river in Quebec

The Rivière de Puvirnituq (English: Puvirnituq River; formerly the Rivière de Povungnituk[1]) is a river in Kativik, Nord-du-Québec, Quebec, Canada.[2][3] The river flows 389 kilometres (242 mi)[4] from its source at an unnamed lake to Hudson Bay at the village of Puvirnituq. Its watershed encompasses 28,500 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi).[4][5] The name of the river comes from the Inuktitut "smells like rotten meat."[1]

The "Povungnituk River" crosses for 40.9 km from east to west the northern limit of the Pingualuit National Park which is characterized by the Pingualuit crater. This crater is located 16.7 km south of the "Puvirnituq River".


The surrounding hydrographic slopes of the Puvirnituq River are:


  1. ^ a b "Rivière de Puvirnituq" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. 1995-02-23. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Rivière de Puvirnituq". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Rivière de Puvirnituq". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-08-30.  Shows the course of the river highlighted on a topographic map.
  4. ^ a b "Rivers - Other Rivers Flowing Into Hudson Bay, James Bay or Ungava Bay". Facts about Canada. Atlas of Canada. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  5. ^ [1]

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