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Lake Nedlouc
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Location Rivière-Koksoak, Nunavik, Quebec
Coordinates 57°23′30″N 72°45′47″W / 57.39167°N 72.76306°W / 57.39167; -72.76306
Type Oligotrophic
Primary outflows Charpentier River, Nedlouc River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 18 km (11 mi)
Max. width 25 km (16 mi)
Surface area 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Surface elevation 329 m (1,079 ft)
Islands Duck Island and many others

Lake Nedlouc is the lake on the top plateau of Ungava Peninsula, Quebec, Canada. Nedlouc (on different maps and publications spelled also Nedluc or Nedluk) is Inuktitut word meaning part of the leg around the knee. Why the lake was named like that is unknown. It is known also by two other Inuktitut names, Nallualuk (meaning unknown) and Tasirtuuq (meaning: many lakes).

Lake is the source of two rivers, Charpentier River on the north-west and Nedlouc River on the north-east. It consists of two major lakes, one on south-east and one of north-west, connected by series of shallow rapids of Charpentier River and smaller lakes. The area is arctic tundra with few stunted trees.

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