Northwest Territories, Canada
Paulatuk is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is located adjacent to Darnley Bay, in the Amundsen Gulf. The two principal languages spoken are Inuvialuktun and English. The town was named for the coal that was found in the area in the 1920s, and the traditional spelling is Paulatuuq, “place of coal”.
Its population is 289 according to the 2001 Census.
Hunting, fishing and trapping are major economic activities, but in recent years art printmaking has played an increasing role in the local economy.
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