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Hochelega was an Iroquois village in northeastern North America. Its first European contact was by a French expedition led by Jacques Cartier in 1535. French explorers eventually began settling there, and it became the present-day city of Montreal. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west... World map showing location of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer who is popularly thought of as one of the major discoverers of Canada, or more specifically, the interior eastern region that would become the first european-inhabited area of that country. ... Events January 18 - Lima, Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro April - Jacques Cartier discovers the Iroquois city of Stadacona, Canada (now Quebec) and in May, the even greater Huron city of Hochelaga (now Montreal) June 24 - The Anabaptist state of Münster (see Münster Rebellion) is conquered and disbanded. ... Please visit and contribute to the Montreal Wikiportal See and add to this ongoing discussions about English Names in Montreal and Titles of borough articles City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 500. ...


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Hochelaga was a large fortified village in northeastern North America, on the Saint Lawrence River, inhabited of Iroquoian-speaking people.
The village still existed when Cartier revisited the region, but had disappeared when Samuel de Champlain first arrived on the island.
It is generally believed that the village was abandoned for safety, as this was a time of warfare between the Iroquois, Hurons, and Algonquins.
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