Chibougamau

Chibougamau, Quebec
Chibougamau is a town in central Quebec, Canada, located on Lake Gilman.wikipedia
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Chibougamau Lake

Nearby are Lake Aux Dorés and the vast Chibougamau Lake, after which the town was named.
Chibougamau Lake is a freshwater body of the municipality of Chibougamau, in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in province of Quebec, in Canada.

Chapais, Quebec

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.
Chapais is a community in the Canadian province of Quebec, located on Route 113 near Chibougamau in the Jamésie region.

Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government

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Chibougamau is completely surrounded by, but not part of, the local municipality of Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government.
The territory comprises all lands of Jamésie (TE) minus the four local municipalities (municipalité locale) — also known as the enclosed municipalities' — of Chibougamau, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Chapais, and Matagami, and eight of the nine Cree communities (communautés crie) of Eeyou Istchee TE.

Oujé-Bougoumou

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.
Along with the neighbouring towns of Chibougamau and Chapais, Oujé-Bougoumou is served by the Chibougamau/Chapais airport located approximately 42 km away on Route 113.

Chibougamau/Chapais Airport

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Chibougamau's airport is along Route 113, about halfway to Chapais.
Chibougamau/Chapais Airport is located 10.7 NM southwest of Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, or about halfway to Chapais along Route 113.

Mistissini, Quebec

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.
The town is about 90 km north-east from the town of Chibougamau, connected by a paved road.

Quebec Route 113

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Access to the town is by Route 167 from Lac Saint-Jean and by Route 113 from Lebel-sur-Quevillon.

CFS Chibougamau

RCAF Station Chibougamau
From 1962 to 1988, the Royal Canadian Air Force operated CFS Chibougamau, a radar station in Chibougamau that was part of the Pinetree Line.
The facility was a military radar installation in Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, that formed part of the Pinetree Line.

Quebec Route 167

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Access to the town is by Route 167 from Lac Saint-Jean and by Route 113 from Lebel-sur-Quevillon.

Baie-James

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Since December 2001, the mayor of Chibougamau is also part of the municipal council of Municipality of Baie-James.
It managed the territory of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement between the 49th and 55th parallel, with the exception of the Cree Category 1 lands and the enclaves of Chapais, Chibougamau, Lebel-sur-Quévillon and Matagami.

Ungava (electoral district)

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It covers the Ungava Peninsula of northern Quebec and includes the municipalities of Matagami, Chibougamau and Chapais as well as the hydroelectric dams near James Bay, numerous First Nations reserves including the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee, and the Inuit communities of Nunavik.

Quebec

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Chibougamau is a town in central Quebec, Canada, located on Lake Gilman.

2011 Canadian Census

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It has a population of 7,541 people (Canada 2011 Census).

Lac Saint-Jean

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.

Natural resource

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Due to its remoteness from Lac Saint-Jean (over 200 km south-east) and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (over 250 km south-west) areas, Chibougamau provides services for a few smaller communities surrounding it (Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou and Chapais) and for the regional resource-based industries.

Winnipeg

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Despite Chibougamau's remoteness, it is only about as far north as Winnipeg.

Cree

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The area has long been part of the Cree territory.

Charles Albanel

It was in the early 17th century that French explorers and traders, including Charles Albanel in 1671, came to the Lake Chibougamau area.

Mining

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Only in the late 19th Century did the area attract the interest of mining prospectors.

Prospecting

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Only in the late 19th Century did the area attract the interest of mining prospectors.

Company town

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Chibougamau started out as a company town but soon after, in 1954, it was incorporated as a municipality.

Logging

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While still thought of as a mining town, Chibougamau is now also the centre of a large logging and sawmill industry.