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Nuangola is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The population was 679 as of the 2010 census. The borough is built around a heart-shaped lake called Nuangola Lake.
The name Nuangola probably derives from an Algonquian language, which was spoken by the indigenous Native Americans of the area (most likely the Delaware, the region's largest tribe, although some Nanticoke and Shawnee also lived there at the time). According to legend, a Native American maiden named Nuangola is believed to have drowned in the lake. Another story states that Nuangola is the Native American word for "Three-Cornered Lake" or "Triangular Lake," the latter of which was another name for the area prior to it being officially named Nuangola. It has also been proposed that Nuangola means "people of the north."
Nuangola was incorporated as a borough in 1908. Two years later, in 1910, the population of the new town was just over one hundred people. In the following decades, the population grew. Today, over six hundred people reside in Nuangola.