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Encyclopedia > Donnacona, Quebec

Donnacona is a small village of approximately 6000 inhabitants located about 40 km west of Quebec City in Portneuf county, Quebec, Canada. It is mostly known because of its federal prison, located on Quebec route 138. Donnacona is also an excellent place to stop for people travelling on Autoroute 40. Its many fast-food restaurants and gas station make Donnacona a popular place to stop. Motto: « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Provincial region Province Country Capitale-Nationale Quebec Canada Gentilé Québécois, Québécoise Mayor Term Andrée P. Boucher 2005-2009 Federal Members of Parliament... Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier (until 2004, Portneuf) is the name of a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Quebec Route 138 is one of the oldest highways in Canada. ...


Donnacona is the home of a paper industry that currently employs over 300 people.


Donnacona is surrounded by several towns and villages, including:

It is named after Donnacona, a Wendat chief from the 16th century who was taken to France. Neuville is a French word for new village. ... Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier (until 2004, Portneuf) is the name of a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada. ... Chief Donnacona (died c. ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ...


External links

  • City Of Donnacona - Homepage

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Donnacona, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (139 words)
Donnacona is a town of approximately 6000 inhabitants located about 40 km west of Quebec City in Portneuf county, Quebec, Canada.
Donnacona is also an excellent place to stop for people travelling on Autoroute 40.
Donnacona is the home of a paper industry (The Bowater Paper Mill) that currently employs over 300 people.
Donnacona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Donnacona and his people were fishing off the Gaspé peninsula when French explorer Jacques Cartier first arrived there in 1534.
Donnacona was well treated in France, being looked after at the king's expense.
The City of Donnacona, Quebec, is named after him.
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