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Kitimat (kĭtˈĭmătˌ) [key], town (1991 pop. 11,305), W British Columbia, Canada, at the head of Douglas Channel. It is the site of a huge aluminum smelter (opened 1954), pulp and paper mills, and a petrochemical plant. Kitimat has a deepwater anchorage.

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