Kitimat

Kitimat
/kit"euh mat'/, n.
a seaport on the coast of W British Columbia, in SW Canada. 12,462.

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      district municipality, on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It lies at the head of the Douglas Channel, a deepwater fjord extending inland from Hecate Strait for 80 miles (129 km). Named for a nearby Indian village, Kitimat and its deepwater anchorage came to prominence in 1951, when the Aluminum Company of Canada chose it as the site for a huge aluminum smelter, completed in 1954. Hydropower for the electrolytic process is supplied by a gigantic generating station at Kemano, 51 miles (82 km) southeast. Kitimat, a modern planned community, sprang up in the wilderness south of Terrace, to which it is linked by rail. While the economy of Kitimat is largely dependent upon aluminum, a forest-products complex and commercial fishing are also of significance. Inc. 1953. Pop. (2006) 8,987.

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