La Tuque (lä tük) [key], town (1991 pop. 10,003), S Que., Canada, on the St. Maurice River, NW of Quebec. La Tuque, in a lumbering and farming region, was established as a trading post in the French period; it grew after the coming of the railroad in 1908. It is a pulp and paper center with a hydroelectric power station.
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