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Encyclopedia > Quebec City
Quebec City
Ville de Québec
Quebec City skyline
Flag of Quebec City
Flag

Coat of arms
Nickname: La Vieille Capitale
Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir
("I shall put God's gift to good use"; the Don de Dieu was Champlain's ship)
Coordinates: 46°48′N 71°23′W / 46.8, -71.383
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Flag of Quebec Quebec
Agglomeration Quebec City
Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale
Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale
Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain
Constitution date 1833
Government
 - Mayor Régis Labeaume
 - Majority leader Jean-Marie Matte
 - Federal senator Dennis Dawson
 - MPs
 - MNAs
Area
 - City 454.26 km² (175.4 sq mi)
 - Metro 3,276.53 km² (1,265.1 sq mi)
Population (2006[1][2])
 - City 491,142 (Ranked 10th)
 - Density 1,081.2/km² (2,800.3/sq mi)
 - Metro 715,515 (Ranked 7th)
 - Metro Density 218.4/km² (565.7/sq mi)
 - Région de Québec 1,064,047
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 418/581
SGC code 24 23 027
NTS Map 021L14
GNBC Code EHTWR
Website: Official website of Quebec City

Quebec City (French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (pronounced /kwɨˈbɛk/ or /kəˈbɛk/) is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and located within the Capitale-Nationale region. It is the second largest city in the province, after Montreal. Quebec City is about 233 kilometres (145 mi) away from Montreal. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only remaining fortified city walls in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Quebec".[3] It is also one of the oldest cities in North America (founded in 1608). As of the 2006 Canadian Census, the city has a population of 491,142[1], and the metropolitan area has a population of 715,515[2]. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1055 KB) Quebec City Street, Summer 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec_City. ... The Flag of Quebec City was officially adopted January 12, 1987. ... free domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The Coat of Arms of Quebec City Crest: A mural crown, symbolising the city, as well as Quebec Citys fortified walls. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... The Agglomeration of Quebec is formed by Quebec City, LAncienne-Lorette and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. ... Capitale-Nationale is a region of Quebec. ... Capitale-Nationale is a region of Quebec. ... Statue symbolizing Samuel de Champlain in Ottawa. ... The Honourable Dennis Dawson, BA, MBA (born September 28, 1949 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian Senator. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... Luc Harvey, born in 1964, is a Canadian politician and the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Louis-Hébert in Quebec. ... Josée Verner is a Canadian politician. ... Christiane Gagnon (born April 16, 1948 in Chicoutimi, Quebec) is a Canadian politican. ... Michel Guimond (born December 26, 1953 in Chicoutimi, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ... Daniel Petit (born 1947) is a Canadian politician. ... Sylvie Boucher is a Canadian politician of the Conservative Party who was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauport—Limoilou, Quebec in the 39th Canadian Federal Election with 812 votes over her Bloc Québécois opponent. ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada which was defined in the Canadian constitution as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (lassemblée législative de... Hubert Benoît, born on February 25, 1963, is a politician from Quebec, Canada, and the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Montmorency. ... Philippe Couillard M.D., (born July 27, 1957 in Montreal) is a Quebec politician, university professor, and neurosurgeon. ... Jean-François Gosselin, born on April 17, 1975, is a politician from Quebec, Canada, and the Action démocratique du Québec Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Jean-Lesage. ... Sam Hamad (born June 17, 1958 in Damascus, Syria) is a Syrian-born Quebec politician. ... Éric Caire, born on May 21, 1965, Quebec City, is a politician from Quebec, Canada, and the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of La Peltrie. ... Sylvain Légaré is a politician in Québec, Canada, and an Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA) for Vanier riding. ... Agnès Maltais (born November 7, 1956 in Sault-au-Mouton, Quebec) is a Quebec politician. ... Catherine Morissette, born on February 3, 1979 in Quebec City, is a politician and lawyer from Quebec, Canada, and the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Charlesbourg. ... Gilles Taillon is a politician and businessman in Quebec, Canada. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... The table below lists the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2006 census for census subdivisions. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The table below lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2001 Census[1] and the Canada 2006 Census. ... La Région de Québec est la constituante de deux régions administratives, celles de la Capitale-Nationale et de Chaudières-Appalaches. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 418 is a telephone area code in the Canadian province of Quebec, encompassing the eastern portion of the province. ... 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Quebec City is internationally known for its Summer Festival, Winter Carnival and the Château Frontenac, a historic hotel which dominates the city skyline. The chief of Parliament, the National Assembly of Quebec (provincial parliament), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts) and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found within or near Vieux-Québec. The Festival dété, or Summer Festival has been taking place annually since 1968. ... Bonhomme Carnaval is the ambassador of Carnaval de Québec The Quebec Winter Carnival (or Carnaval de Québec), held yealy in Quebec City, Canada, is the biggest winter carnival in the world. ... East side of Château Frontenac Château Frontenac at sunset The Château Frontenac grand hotel is one of the most popular attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada which was defined in the Canadian constitution as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (lassemblée législative de... The Musée de la civilisation (French for Museum of Civilization) is a museum located in Quebec City. ...


Among the tourist attractions near the city are Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Montmorency Falls in the summer. ... Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a basilica set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Quebec City. ... Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a post-village of Montmorency County, Quebec, Canada, at the junction of the Ste Anne river with the St Lawrence, and on the Quebec, Montmorency & Charlevoix railway, 22 miles below the city of Quebec. ...

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History

See also: Name of Quebec City
Traditional representation of Samuel de Champlain.
Traditional representation of Samuel de Champlain.

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Etymology

The narrow width of the river as it enters the towns of Quebec and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec being the Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". Lévis (officially Ville de Lévis) is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ...


Early history: from Stadacona to Seven Years War

Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. While many of the major cities in Mexico date from the sixteenth century, among cities in the U.S. and Canada only St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Port Royal, Nova Scotia, St. Augustine, Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tadoussac, Quebec were created earlier than Quebec. However Quebec City is the first to have been founded with the goal of receiving permanent settlement, and not as a commercial outpost, and therefore is considered to be the first European-built city in non-Spanish North America. Québec was founded by Samuel de Champlain on 3 July 1608 at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement called Stadacona. It was to this settlement that the name "Canada" refers. Although called the cradle of the Francophone population in North America, the Acadian settlement at Port-Royal antedates it. The place seemed favourable to the establishment of a permanent colony. North American redirects here. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: , Country Province Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... Port Royal is a small rural community in the western part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Nickname: Location in St. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... Contemporary Tadoussac Tadoussac in about 1612, illustrated by Samuel de Champlain Tadoussac is a village of 857 inhabitants (2005) in Quebec, Canada which was once an important seventeenth century French trading post. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Outpost may mean: a trading post is a place for trading goods, typically in a remote wilderness area Outpost (computer game) outpost (chess) Outpost. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Statue symbolizing Samuel de Champlain in Ottawa. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 18 - Sissinios formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia May 14 - Protestant Union founded in Auhausen. ... Territory occupied by the St. ... Detail from the current Canadian $20 bank note, issued in 2004. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Before Champlain, French explorer Jacques Cartier built a fort at the site in 1535, where he stayed for the winter before going back to France in spring 1536. He came back in 1541 with the goal of building a permanent settlement. This first settlement was abandoned less than one year after its foundation, in the summer 1542, due in large part to the hostility of the natives combined with the harsh living conditions during winter. At the end of French rule in 1763, the territory of present-day Quebec City was a world of contrasts. Forests, villages, fields and pastures surrounded the town of 8 000 inhabitants. The town distinguished itself by its monumental architecture, fortifications, muddy and filthy streets, affluent homes of masonry and shacks in the suburbs St-Jean and St-Roch. Despite its urbanity and its status as capital, Quebec City remained a small colonial city with close ties to its rural surroundings. Nearby inhabitants traded their farm surpluses and firewood for imported goods from France at the two city markets. For other uses, see Jacques Cartier (disambiguation). ...


Quebec City was captured by the British in 1759 and held until 1763. It was the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham during the Seven Years' War, in which British troops under General James Wolfe defeated the French general Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and took the city. France later ceded New France to Britain. Belligerents Kingdom of Great Britain Kingdom of France Commanders James Wolfe â€  Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm â€  Strength 4,800 regulars 4,000 regulars 300 militia Casualties and losses 658 dead or wounded 644 dead or wounded The Battle of the Plains of Abraham also known as the Battle of Quebec... For the 1563–1570 war, see Northern Seven Years War. ... Major General Wolfe. ... Portrait of Montcalm Image of Montcalm leading his troops by Toronto printer Ralph Clark Stone. ... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty...


British rule

During the American Revolution, revolutionary troops from the southern colonies assaulted the British garrison in an attempt to 'liberate' Quebec City now known as the Battle of Quebec. The defeat of the revolutionaries from the south put an end to the hopes that the peoples of Quebec would rise and join the Revolution. Major General Isaac Brock fortified Quebec City by strengthening the walls and building an elevated artillery battery before the War of 1812. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Combatants United States Britain Commanders Richard Montgomery † Benedict Arnold James Livingston (American Revolution) Guy Carleton Strength 1,200 Continentals 1,200 British Regulars and Militia Casualties 60 dead or wounded, 426 captured 6 dead, 19 wounded Canadian theater, 1775–1776 Ticonderoga – Crown Point – Longue-Pointe – Fort St. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article refers to the British general. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ...


In 1840, after the Province of Canada was formed, the capital was shared between Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City (from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1866). In 1867, Ottawa (which was chosen to be the permanent capital of the Province of Canada) was chosen to be the capital of the Dominion of Canada. The Quebec Conference on Canadian Confederation was held here. Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel Kingston, Ontario, the first capital[1] of Canada, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Delegates of the convention The Quebec Conference was the second meeting held in 1864 to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


20th and 21st centuries

Quebec City Downtown map in 1906.
Quebec City Downtown map in 1906.

During World War II, two conferences were held in Quebec City. The first one was held in 1943 with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the United States' president), Winston Churchill (the United Kingdom's prime minister), William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canada's prime minister) and T.V. Soong (China's minister of foreign affairs). The second one was held in 1944, and was attended by Churchill and Roosevelt. They took place in the buildings of the Citadelle and of nearby Château Frontenac. A large part of the D-Day Landings plans were made during those meetings. Download high resolution version (1270x1091, 457 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1270x1091, 457 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... Churchill redirects here. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ... Tse-ven Soong, or Soong Tzu-wen (Chinese: 宋子文, pinyin: Sòng Zǐwén; 1894 - 1971), a prominent millionaire businessman and politician in the early 20th century Republic of China, had Charlie Soong as a father and the Soong sisters as siblings. ... View of the fortifications of the Citadel, with the Parliament Building behind The Citadel - the French name is used both in English and French - is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... East side of Château Frontenac Château Frontenac at sunset The Château Frontenac grand hotel is one of the most popular attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ...

Capital

Quebec City in 1700.
Quebec City in 1700.

Throughout its nearly four hundred years of existence, Quebec City has served as a capital: Image File history File links Quebec_nouvelle_france. ... Image File history File links Quebec_nouvelle_france. ...

  • from 1608 to 1627 and 1632 to 1763, it was capital of French Canada and all of New France,
  • from 1763 to 1791, it was the capital of the Province of Quebec,
  • from 1791 to 1841, it was the capital of the Province of Lower Canada,
  • from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1866, it was capital of the Province of Canada,
  • from 1867 to today, it has been capital of the Province of Quebec.

Canada was the name of the French colony along the St. ... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... Province of Quebec (COLONIAL PERIOD, 1763-1791) Great Britain acquired Canada by the Treaty of Paris (1763) when King Louis XV of France and his advisors chose to keep the territory of Guadeloupe for its valuable sugar crops instead of New France, which was viewed as a vast, frozen wasteland... Map of Lower Canada (green) Lower Canada was a British colony on the lower Saint Lawrence River and the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (1791-1841). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

Geography and climate

Satellite image: Quebec City on the north bank of the St. Lawrence river, Lévis on the south bank, and the western point of the Île d'Orléans.
Satellite image: Quebec City on the north bank of the St. Lawrence river, Lévis on the south bank, and the western point of the Île d'Orléans.
In winter
In winter

Quebec City is located in the Saint Lawrence River valley, on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River near its meeting with the St. Charles River. The region is low-lying and flat. The river valley has rich, arable soil, which makes this region the most fertile in the province. The Laurentian Mountains lie to the north of the city. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x1154, 375 KB) Summary Quebec city on the north shore of St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x1154, 375 KB) Summary Quebec city on the north shore of St. ... Lévis (officially Ville de Lévis) is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada. ... a broat veiew of the St LAwrence River, with a Quebec City on a background The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large south west-to-north east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Laurentians mountains in the Hautes-Gorges Quebec national parc, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada The Laurentian mountains (French: Laurentides) are a mountain range in southern Quebec, Canada, north of the St. ...


Upper Town lies on the top of Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond) promontory. A high stone wall surrounds this portion of the city. The Plains of Abraham are located near the edge of the promontory. Lower Town is located at shore level, below Cap-Diamant. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ...


Climate

Quebec City has a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfb) characterized by cold and snowy winters, warm and rather humid summers, and ample precipitation throughout the year. Quebec City is one of the snowiest cities in Canada (the mean annual snowfall is 384 cm) and is almost guaranteed a white Christmas. The prolonged winter season and ample snowfall led to the idea of establishing the Quebec Winter Carnival. The transitional seasons, spring and autumn, are rather short, although autumn produces spectacular foliage colors. The summer is the sunniest, and paradoxically, the wettest time of year.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bonhomme Carnaval is the ambassador of Carnaval de Québec The Quebec Winter Carnival (or Carnaval de Québec), held yealy in Quebec City, Canada, is the biggest winter carnival in the world. ...


Municipal public administration

Further information: Quebec City Council
Old Quebec, the walled city.

The Quebec City Council is the city council for Quebec City, Quebec. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 211 pixel Image in higher resolution (2500 × 658 pixel, file size: 200 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of the old Québec walled city (taken from Tour G). ...

City Council

City Hall of Quebec City
City Hall of Quebec City

The Mayor of Quebec City is Régis Labeaume, elected on 2 December 2007. Jacques Joli-Coeur, from the Renouveau municipal de Québec party (succeeding to Andrée P. Boucher, an independent, who died on August 24th 2007) had been the interim mayor. The leader of the Renouveau municipal de Québec party and leader of the city council's majority is councillor Jean-Marie Matte. Image File history File links Hoteldevilledequebec. ... Image File history File links Hoteldevilledequebec. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Jacques Joli-Coeur, (born in 1940) is a politician from the Renouveau municipal de Québec in Quebec, Canada. ... The Renouveau municipal de Québec (in English: The Quebec citys municipal renew) is a political party in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada that contests municipal elections. ... Andrée P. Boucher, (January 31, 1937 - August 24, 2007)[1] was a politician from the province of Quebec, Canada. ... The Renouveau municipal de Québec (in English: The Quebec citys municipal renew) is a political party in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada that contests municipal elections. ...

Party Initial Chief Governorship Opposition Seats
Renouveau municipal de Québec R.M.Q. Jean-Marie Matte 1989 - 2005 2005 - 2007 23
Action civique de Québec A.C.Q. Claude Larose N/A N/A 5
Parti Vision Québec V.Q. Marc Bellemare N/A N/A 0
Option Capitale O.C. Pierre Coté N/A N/A 0
Independent Ind. X X X 9
Vacant X X X X 0
Total 37

The Renouveau municipal de Québec (in English: The Quebec citys municipal renew) is a political party in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada that contests municipal elections. ... All chiefs in the past  ? 2001 - November 4th, 2001 : Andrée P. Boucher November 4th, 2001 - ? 2005 : Jacques Langlois  ? 2005 - ? 2005 : Paul Shoiry August ?, 2005 - Now : Pierre-Michel Bouchard Big lines of the party Others political parties Renouveau municipal de Québec Option Capitale Vision Québec Boroughs La Cit... Marc Bellemare is a Canadian politician. ...

Boroughs

Quebec City's eight boroughs.
Quebec City's eight boroughs.

Quebec City has thirty-four districts in eight boroughs. Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Borough Districts
La Cité Latin/Old Quebec · Quartier gai · Saint-Jean-Baptiste · Montcalm · Saint-Sacrement · Petit Champlain · Saint-Sauveur · Saint-Roch · Saint-Malo
Les Rivières Lebourgneuf, Duberger, Les Saules and Vanier
Sainte-Foy—Sillery Cité universitaire · Saint-Louis · Sillery · Pointe-de-Ste-Foy
Charlesbourg Saint-Rodrigue · Des Sentiers · Des Monts
Beauport Vieux-Moulin · Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux · Villeneuve · Courville
Limoilou Maizerets · Vieux-Limoilou · Lairet · Du Colisée
La Haute-Saint-Charles Lac-Saint-Charles, Saint-Émile, Neufchâtel and Loretteville
Laurentien Val-Bélair, Cap-Rouge
*These neighbourhoods are not legally separate.

The Lower Town is filled with original architecture and street designs, dating back to the city's beginnings. Murals and statues are also featured. The Lower Town is also noted for its wide variety of boutiques, many featuring hand-crafted goods. La Cité is a borough of Quebec City. ... Old Quebec (French: Vieux-Québec) is a neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. ... Le Quartier gai de Québec (English : The Gay Quarter of Quebec) is a part from La Cité, in Quebec City. ... Saint-Jean-Baptiste is a neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. ... Portrait of Montcalm Montcalm trying to stop Native Americans from attacking British soldiers and civilians as they leave Fort William Henry. ... Saint-Roch is a neighborhood in the borough of La Cité in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Les Rivières is a borough of Quebec City. ... Vanier is a former city in central Quebec, Canada. ... Sainte-Foy—Sillery is a borough of Quebec City. ... Charlesbourg is a city in central Canada located north of Quebec City. ... Beauport is a city in central Quebec, Canada on the St. ... Limoilou is a borough of Quebec City. ... Maizerets is a part of the Limoilou borough of Québec City that has a population of 7,197. ... La Haute-Saint-Charles is a borough of Quebec City. ... Lac-Saint-Charles is a former city in central Quebec, Canada. ... Saint-Émile is a town in central Quebec, Canada, northwest of Quebec City. ... Loretteville is a town in central Quebec, Canada northwest of Quebec City. ... Laurentien is a borough of Quebec City. ... Val-Bélair is a former city in central Quebec, Canada. ... Cap-Rouge is located in central Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River within Quebec City. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Demographics

Quebec City, as seen from Lévis
Quebec City, as seen from Lévis

According to the last (May 2000) census, there were 682,757 people residing in Quebec City, of whom 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 4.7% of the resident population of Quebec City. This compares with 5.2% in the province of Quebec, and 5.6% for Canada overall. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 484 pixelsFull resolution (1912 × 1157 pixel, file size: 297 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 484 pixelsFull resolution (1912 × 1157 pixel, file size: 297 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


While Montreal is considered by many to be a bilingual city, with many of its residents having a working knowledge of both French and English, Quebec City and its surrounding region is largely Francophone. The large majority of city residents are native French-speakers. At the English community's peak during the 1860s, 40% of Quebec City's residents were Anglophone. [4] Today, Anglophones only make up 1.5% of both the city and metropolitan area's population . [5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In mid-2001, 13.0% of the resident population in Quebec City was of retirement age (65 and over for males and females) compared with 13.2% in Canada. The average age is 39.5 years of age compared to 37.6 years of age for Canada as a whole.


In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Quebec City grew by 1.6%, compared with an increase of 1.4% for the province of Quebec as a whole. Population density of Quebec City averaged 216.4 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 5.3, for the province of Quebec as a whole.


At the time of that May 2001 census, the population of the Quebec City authority was 682,757, but was 710,700 when encompassing the Greater Quebec City Area, compared with a resident population in the province of Quebec of 7,237,479 people.


According to the 2001 census, over 90% of the population was Roman Catholic, along with small Jewish and Protestant populations. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...

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131 000 151 000 289 000 379 000 481 000 576 000 645,550[6] 686 569[2] 715 515[2]

Mother tongue language
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Language Population Percentage (%)
French 456,225 94.55%
English 7,030 1.46%
Both English and French 1,460 0.3%
Other languages 17,825 3.69%

The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

Transportation

The Lower Town by the river.
The Lower Town by the river.

Quebec City is served by Jean Lesage International Airport, located in the West of the city.[7] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 684 KB) Photographer: Me, Leslie Mateus, of the portuguese wikipedia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 684 KB) Photographer: Me, Leslie Mateus, of the portuguese wikipedia. ... Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport or Jean Lesage International Airport (IATA: YQB, ICAO: CYQB) was established in 1939, a year after the closure of the Aérodrome Saint-Louis. ...


The city also has a large major port on the St-Lawrence in the first, fifth and sixth boroughs.[8] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ...


Roads

Three bridges, the Quebec Bridge and Pierre Laporte Bridge connect the city with the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, as does a ferry service to Lévis, and Orleans Island Bridge connects Quebec City with the Orleans Island. The city is a major hub in the Quebec provincial road network, fanning out from both sides of the river with an extensive autoroute system. The Quebec Bridge (Pont de Québec in French) in Canada crosses the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Quebec City, and Lévis, Quebec. ... The Pierre Laporte Bridge was originally named the New Quebec Bridge and was supposed to be called Pont Frontenac until it was renamed in honour of Quebec Vice-Premier Pierre Laporte, who was kidnapped and murdered during the October Crisis of 1970. ... a broat veiew of the St LAwrence River, with a Quebec City on a background The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large south west-to-north east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Lévis (officially Ville de Lévis) is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada. ... The Ile dOrleans Bridge known locally as the Pont de lIle was opened for traffic in 1967. ... ÃŽle dOrléans is located in the St. ... An autoroute. ...

The port of Quebec City in the 19th century.
The port of Quebec City in the 19th century.

Several important motorways of the Quebec road network pass by Quebec City, of which Autoroute 40 connects it towards the west to Montreal and Route 175 connects it towards the north to Chicoutimi. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Highway 40 (officially called Autoroute Félix-Leclerc [outside Montreal] and Metropolitan Expressway/Autoroute Métropolitaine [within Montreal]) is a major highway on the north shore of the St. ... Provincial Highway 175 (Route 175) is a major north/south highway on both sides of the St. ... Chicoutimi was a city of 63 326 (2001 statistics) located 150 to 200 kilometres north of Quebec City on the Saguenay River in the Canadian province of Quebec. ...


Three principal expressways cross the agglomeration from the north to the south (starting from the west): Autoroute Henri-IV, Autoroute Robert-Bourassa , and Autoroute Laurentienne. Three other motorways cross the western part of town (from north to south): Autoroute Félix Leclerc (known by the inhabitants as "Autoroute de la Capitale"), Autoroute Charest, as well as Champlain Boulevard, which goes along the river to the Downtown area, then another Autoroute called Dufferin-Montmorency allows easier access to the extreme east of the city. Autoroute 573 is a short spur road located in Quebec City, Quebec, connecting Autoroute 73 and Autoroute 40 to Route 369. ... Autoroute 740 (or A-740, also called Autoroute du Vallon) is a short connecting highway in Quebec City, Canada. ... Autoroute 73 (also called Autoroute Robert-Cliche south of Quebec City and Autoroute Laurentienne to the north) is an important Autoroute in east-central Quebec. ... Highway 40 (officially called Autoroute Félix-Leclerc [outside Montreal] and Metropolitan Expressway/Autoroute Métropolitaine [within Montreal]) is a major highway on the north shore of the St. ... Autoroute 440 is an autoroute located in Quebec City. ... Autoroute 440 is an autoroute located in Quebec City. ...


Public Transit

The Réseau de transport de la Capitale is responsible for public transit in the region. The RTC operates a fleet of buses and will eventually implement articulated buses. The RTC is studying the return of a tram system to help ease overcrowding on its busiest lines as well as attract new users to public transit. The $700-million revitalization project needs approval from higher levels of government since the city does not have the financial resources to fund such an ambitious project on its own. The Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) was established in 2002 from the merger of Société de transport de la Communauté urbaine de Québec and la Société de transport de Québec to provide urban public transit services in the Quebec City area. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ...


Rail transport is operated by VIA Rail at the (Gare du Palais). The station is the eastern terminus of the railway's main Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. An inter-city bus station, with connections to the provincial long-distance bus network, is adjacent to the train station. VIA Rails trains travelling by Highway 401 near Brockville, Ontario. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The 1,150-kilometre Quebec City-Windsor Corridor is the most densely-populated and heavily-industrialised region of Canada. ...


Public safety

Quebec City is protected by Service de police de la Ville de Québec and Service de protection contre les incendies de Québec. Quebec City has one of the lowest crime rates in Canada. The city reported no murders in 2007, a streak that stretched back to October 31, 2006.[9] The Service de police de la Ville de Québec is the police force of Quebec City, Quebec. ... Description External links Quebec City Fire Department - Official Website Quebec City Firefighters Union Website Incendies-Quebec, Forums and Fire Photography Unofficial Quebec City Fire Department Website Boroughs La Cité (1st) Â· Les Rivières (2nd) Â· Ste-Foy--Sillery (3rd) Â· Charlesbourg (4th)  Beauport (5th) Â· Limoilou (6th) Â· La Haute-Saint-Charles (7th) Â· Laurentien...


Attractions

See also: List of events in Quebec City
Château Frontenac, in the Haute-Ville (Upper Town).
Château Frontenac, in the Haute-Ville (Upper Town).
Notre Dame des Victoires church, Basse-Ville (Lower Town).
Notre Dame des Victoires church, Basse-Ville (Lower Town).

Many of the city's attractions are east of the fortification walls in Vieux-Québec (Old Quebec) and Place Royale (Royal Place). This area has a distinct European feel unique in North America with its stone buildings and winding streets lined with shops and restaurants. Porte St-Louis (St. Louis Gate) and Porte St-Jean (St. Jean Gate) are the main gates through the walls from the modern section of downtown. West of the walls are the Colline-Parlementaire (Parliament Hill) district and the Plaines d'Abraham (Plains of Abraham). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 2109 KB) Description: Chateau Frontenac File links The following pages link to this file: Quebec City, Quebec ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 2109 KB) Description: Chateau Frontenac File links The following pages link to this file: Quebec City, Quebec ... East side of Château Frontenac Château Frontenac at sunset The Château Frontenac grand hotel is one of the most popular attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 500 KB) Summary Notre Dame des Victoires church, historic Basse-Ville (Lower Town) Quebec City. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 500 KB) Summary Notre Dame des Victoires church, historic Basse-Ville (Lower Town) Quebec City. ... Vieux-Quebec is a nice place where you can enjoy the smell the aroma and the art. ... Old Quebec (French: Vieux-Québec) is a neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. ...


Quebec City's skyline is dominated by the massive Château Frontenac Hotel, perched on top of Cap-Diamant. The hotel is beside the Terrasse Dufferin (Dufferin Terrace), a walkway along the edge of the cliff, offering beautiful views of the Saint Lawrence River. East side of Château Frontenac Château Frontenac at sunset The Château Frontenac grand hotel is one of the most popular attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ...


Near the Château Frontenac is Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral, mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec. It is the first church in the New World to be raised to a basilica and is the primatial church of Canada. The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec (Our Lady of Quebec City), in Quebec City, Quebec, is the primate church of Canada and seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Quebec, the oldest see in the New World north of Mexico. ... The Diocese of Quebec is the oldest Catholic see in the New World north of Mexico. ... Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... Look up basilica in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Primate (from the Latin Primus, first) is a title or rank bestowed on some bishops in certain Christian churches. ...


The Terrasse Dufferin leads toward the nearby Plains of Abraham, site of the battle in which the British took Quebec from France, and the Citadelle of Quebec, a Canadian Forces installation and the federal vice-regal secondary residence. The National Assembly, Quebec's provincial legislature, is also near the Citadelle. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ... View of the fortifications of the Citadel, with the Parliament Building behind The Citadel - the French name is used both in English and French - is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ... // The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the Province of Quebec, Canada. ... The Citadel (fr: Citadelle) is a military fort atop Cape Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ...


The Haute-Ville (Upper Town) is linked by the Escalier «casse-cou» (literally "neck-breaker" steps) and the Old Quebec Funicular to the Basse-Ville (Lower Town), which includes such sites as the ancient Notre Dame des Victoires church, the historic Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization). Université Laval is located in the western end of the city, in the borough of Sainte-Foy. However, the school of architecture of Université Laval is located in Old Quebec. The central campus of the Université du Québec, originally in Sainte-Foy, is also, since the amalgamation, located in Quebec City. Canon balls are placed beside "Château Frontenac." View from the funicular The Old Quebec Funicular (French: Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec) is a funicular railway in the Old Quebec neighbourhood of the city of Quebec in Canada. ... Notre Dame des Victoires, Quebec City, is a small church in the Lower Town of Quebec City. ... The Musée de la civilisation (French for Museum of Civilization) is a museum located in Quebec City. ... Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. ... Sainte-Foy is a city in central Quebec, Canada on the St. ... The Université du Québec is a system of ten provincially-run public universities in Quebec, Canada. ... There are communes that have the name Sainte-Foy in France: In France Sainte-Foy, in the Landes département Sainte-Foy, in the Saône-et-Loire département Sainte-Foy, in the Seine-Maritime département Sainte-Foy, in the Vendée département Related Sainte-Foy-dAigrefeuille, in the Haute-Garonne département...


Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival and for its Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations. Bonhomme Carnaval is the ambassador of Carnaval de Québec The Quebec Winter Carnival (or Carnaval de Québec), held yealy in Quebec City, Canada, is the biggest winter carnival in the world. ... The Fête nationale du Québec (Quebec National Holiday) is the official day of Quebec, a province of Canada. ...


Quebec city has the oldest educational institution for women in North America, the Ursulines of Quebec monastery, located at 12 Rue Donnacona. The Ursuline monastery of Quebec City, QC (french: Couvent Ursulines) is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. ...


Tourist attractions located near Quebec City include Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Montmorency Falls in the summer. ... Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a basilica set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Quebec City. ...


Museums

  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Musée de l'Amérique française
  • Espace Félix Leclerc
  • Musée naval de Québec
  • Choco-Musée Erico
  • Musée des Ursulines de Québec (See Ursulines of Quebec)
  • La Citadelle de Québec/The Royal 22e Régiment Museum
  • Musée de l'Abeille
  • Plains of Abraham Exhibition Center
National Assembly, Quebec City.
National Assembly, Quebec City.

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Natural science sites

Jardin zoologique du Québec, reopened in 2002 after two years of restorations but closed in 2006 after a political decision. It was presenting to the public 750 specimens of 300 different species. The zoo was specialized in winged fauna and garden themes, but also presented several species of mammals. While it emphasizes the indigenous fauna of Québec, one of its principal attractions was the Indo-Australian greenhouse, featuring fauna and flora from these areas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Montmorency Falls in the summer. ...


Parc Aquarium du Québec, reopened in 2002 on a site overlooking the St. Lawrence River, presents more than 10,000 specimens of mammals, reptiles, fish and other aquatic fauna of North America and the Arctic. Polar bears and various species of seals of the Arctic sector and the "Large Ocean", a large basin offering visitors a view from underneath, form part of the principal attractions. Website : http://www.spsnq.qc.ca/ The main building, the stream and part of the garden. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... For the ships, see USS Arctic, SS Arctic, MV Arctic The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, sometimes used to define the Arctic region border Artificially coloured topographical map of the Arctic region The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic... This article is about the animal. ... Families Odobenidae Otariidae Phocidae Pinnipeds (fin-feet, lit. ...


Education

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College level Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. ... The Université du Québec is a system of ten provincially-run public universities in Quebec, Canada. ... The École nationale dadministration publique (ENAP), or the National School of Public Administration, located in Quebec City, Quebec, was established in 1969 by the Quebec government, as a way of obtaining a professional public administration during a period when a number of social and structural changes were taking place... The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (French, National Institute of Scientific Research) is the research-oriented branch of the Université du Québec. ... Télé-université is a component of the Université du Québec à Montréal[1]. Sometimes abbreviated to Téluq, it was the first French language distance education university in the world and the only one in North America before it became a component of UQAM in June 2005. ... The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec. ...

  • Cégep François-Xavier-Garneau
  • Cégep O'Sullivan
  • Cégep Limoilou
    • Campus of Québec(Registered office)
    • Campus of Charlesbourg
    • Campus of the "Maison des métiers d'art de Québec"
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  • Collège Notre-Dame-de-Foy
  • Collège Mérici
  • Collège Bart
  • Collège CDI
  • Collège Multihexa
  • Champlain-St. Lawrence College (English-speaking Cégep)
  • Lianna Warburton College

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Sports

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Sports teams

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... There have been two franchises known as the Québec Remparts that played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Quebec Radio X is a hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) was founded in 2004 and is a low-level professional league based in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... League affiliations Can-Am League Name Quebec Capitales (1999-present) Team Colors Navy Blue, Gold Ballpark Stade Municipal (Quebec City) Championships League titles: (1) 2006 Owner(s)/Operated By: Perfect Game LLC General Manager: Miles Wolff Manager: Michel Laplante Media: Le Journal de Québec, Le Soleil Website: www. ... The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a professional, independent baseball league located in the Northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The Laval Rouge-et-Or (Laval Red and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... CIS Logo. ... The Monarks are the Québec City team in the LFMQ Official website of the Quebec Monarks Official website of the Ligue de Football Majeur du Quebec Categories: | | ... The Rebelles are the Québec City team in the LFMQ Official website of the Quebec Rebelles Official website of the Ligue de Football Majeur du Quebec Categories: | | ... The Canadian Soccer League (CSL) is Canadas top professional soccer league, featuring teams based in Ontario and Quebec. ... The Canadian Womens Hockey League (CWHL) was founded in 2007 and has seven womens ice hockey teams from Ontario and Quebec http://www. ...

Former teams

This article is on the ice hockey team. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... WHA redirects here. ... The Quebec Aces are a defunct ice hockey franchise from Quebec, Quebec that played in the Quebec Senior Hockey League (1944-1953), Quebec Hockey League (1953-59) and American Hockey League (1959-71). ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... // History of the Name The Quebec Citadelles (French: Citadelles de Québec) was the name used for at least two organized-league hockey teams based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada since the establishment of formal organized ice hockey in North America. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Atlanta Knights and later Quebec Rafales (rafales being French for winds) were an International Hockey League franchise during the 1990s. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The National Lacrosse League is a lacrosse league that lasted two seasons: 1974 and 1975. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ...

Sporting events

The Quebec Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972 to 1979 and then in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1995, maintaining a strong rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens, and the Buffalo Sabres. Due to financial problems, the team moved to Denver, Colorado in 1995, becoming Colorado Avalanche. There has been discussion of bringing a team back to the city, but former mayor Andrée Boucher had not supported the project. It is generally expected that Quebec City will need to build a new arena to get a new team, replacing the Colisée Pepsi, as well as organizing an ownership group. The Bell Challenge is a tennis tournament held in Quebec City, Canada. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Pee Wee may refer to: Pee Wee Russell, jazz musician Pee Wee Reese, Hall of Fame baseball player Pee-wee Herman, a character created and portrayed by Paul Reubens The Pee-wee Herman Show, a stage production about Pee-wee Herman Pee-wees Playhouse, a television show about Pee... Minor hockey is ice hockey for minors. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... WHA redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... Andrée P. Boucher, (January 31, 1937 - August 24, 2007)[1] was a politician from the province of Quebec, Canada. ... Colisée Pepsi (formerly the Colisée de Québec) is an indoor arena in Quebec City, Quebec. ...


There have been discussions around getting a Canadian Football League team. Quebec City is expected to be in competition with Moncton and Halifax for the franchise, though a new stadium would likely be needed as well. The local football team, the Rouge & Or of the Université Laval remains very popular. Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... For other uses, see Moncton (disambiguation). ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... The Laval Rouge-et-Or (Laval Red and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. ...


Quebec City was appointed, together with Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-host of the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships Quebec City played host to various games (Group A and Group D) and the semi-finals, the bronze game and the finals. —the IIHF World Championships were last held in North America in 1962, by Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... // Main article: 2008 IIHF World Championship Main article: 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I Main article: 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Romania and Australia are promoted to Division I for 2009. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ...


Quebec City was the host of the Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games, held from February 26 to March 1, 2008. This event brought together over 1,000 athletes, coaches and mission staff members from Canada’s 10 provinces and 2 territories as well as more than 600 volunteers. Competitions were held throughout the week in the following sports: curling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing , downhill skiing, floor hockey, figure skating and speed skating. The snowsoeing and cross-country events were held on the Plains of Abraham, one of Canada's most historic sites. The athletes selected for the Games strove for a place in Team Canada’s training group at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Special Olympics. ...


Media

Main article: Media of Quebec City

Famous Quebec City natives and residents

(See People from Quebec City Wikipedia category for a more systematic list.) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is a list of notable people from or associated with Quebec City, Quebec. ...

Captain (Navy) Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau CC, CD, Ph. ... Jacques Poulin (born September 23, 1937 at Saint-Gédéon, Quebec) is a French-Canadian novelist with quiet and intimate style of writing. ... Anne Hebert Anne Hébert (August 1, 1916 - January 22, 2000) was a Canadian author and poet. ... Gabrielle-Roy is a French first language elementary and high school located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ... Jean Louis Lemieux (born May 31, 1952 in Noranda, Quebec) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Yves Thériault (1915/1916(?) - 1983) was a Canadian author. ... Roland Michel Tremblay (born October 15, 1972, in Quebec City, Canada) is a French-Canadian author, poet, scriptwriter, development producer and sci-fi consultant. ... Paul-Henri DuBerger Paul-Henri DuBerger Paul-Henri DuBerger Paul-Henri DuBerger is a contemporary Canadian impressionist painter. ... Steve Barakatt (b 17 May 1973, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is a composer/producer/pianist/singer. ... Richard Verreau (January 1, 1926 - July 7, 2005) was a Canadian tenor. ... Bruno Pelletier (born August 7, 1962), is a Quebecois singer. ... Gilles Vigneault (born 27 October 1928) is a poet, publisher and singer-songwriter from Quebec, and well-known Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist. ... Félix Leclerc (July 1957) Félix Leclerc (August 2, 1914-August 8, 1988) was a French-Canadian folk singer, poet, writer, actor and Québécois political activist. ... Alice Robitaille (born February 3, 1923) was the first international star from Quebec, under the stage name Alys Robi. ... Stéphane Maurice Dion, PC, MP, Ph. ... Jean Lesage, PC, CC, CD (June 10, 1912 – December 12, 1980) was a lawyer and politician in Quebec, Canada. ... Pauline Marois (born March 29, 1949 in Quebec City) is the current leader of the Parti Québécois in the province of Quebec, Canada as of June 27, 2007 and the newly-elected Member of the provincially-designated Quebec National Assembly for the riding of Charlevoix. ... Louis-Alexandre Taschereau (March 5, 1867 - July 6, 1952) was a Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. ... Robert Lepage (born December 12, 1957 in Quebec City) is a playwright, actor and film director from Quebec City, Quebec, and is one of Canadas most honoured theatre artists. ... Jacques Leblanc is a Quebecois physiologist and professor, born August 23, 1921 in Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency. ... Marie Gignac is a two time Genie Award nominated actress. ... André-Philippe Gagnon (born 1962) is a Canadian comedian and impressionist from Quebec. ... Mike Ward (born September 14, 1973) is a comedian. ... Norm MacDonald Norman Gene MacDonald (born October 17, 1963) is a bilingual Canadian actor and comedian. ... François Pérusse is a Québécois humorist and singer famous for his radio sketches featuring puns and absurd humor. ... Terry Mosher is an editorial cartoonist for the Montreal Gazette. ... Céline Bonnier (born August 31, 1965) is a French Canadian actress from Quebec. ... Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... André Arthur M.P., is a radio host and politician from Quebec City. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Richard Garneau, C.M., C.Q. (born 15 July 1930) is a Canadian sports journalist and writer in Quebec. ... Jessica Dubé (born October 29, 1987 in Drummondville, Quebec) is a Canadian figure skater. ... Sylvie Bernier is an Olympic athlete from Ste-Foy, (Quebec City), Canada. ... Yelena Nikolayevna Grosheva (Russian: ; born April 12, 1979 in Yaroslavl, Russia) is a Russian gymnast. ... Martin St-Louis (born June 18, 1975 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey right winger with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Maurice Joseph Phantom Joe Malone (born in Quebec City, Quebec February 28, 1890 - died, Montreal, Quebec, May 15, 1969) was a professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey Association National Hockey League, notable for his scoring feats and his clean play, and who scored the second most... Myriam Bédard (born December 22, 1969) is a Canadian biathlete (retired), winner of two Olympic gold medals. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Manon Rhéaume at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Mélanie Turgeon (born October 21, 1976 in Alma, Quebec) is a skier and former member of the Canadian national ski team. ... Gaétan Boucher (born May 10, 1958 in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian male prostittute. ... Rick Martel (born Richard Vigneault on March 18, 1956 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a former Québécois professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1980 and 1995. ... Simon Gagné (February 29, 1980 in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada) has a big smelly weiner is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Yan Pavol Stastny (born September 30, 1982 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey player of Slovak descent, who plays for the Peoria Rivermen. ... Paul Stastny (born December 27, 1985) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey center of Slovak descent who plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Patrice Bergeron (born on July 24, 1985 in LAncienne-Lorette, Quebec) is a professional Canadian ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League, playing for the Boston Bruins. ... Francis Bouillon (Born: October 17, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA) is a professional hockey defenceman. ... Kevin William Dineen (born October 28, 1963, Quebec City, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and is currently the head coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. ... Marty Barry (December 8, 1904 in St. ... Neil Gillman is an American rabbi, an adherent of Conservative Judaism, and a philosopher. ...

Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ a b c Statistics Canada. 2006 Community Profiles - Census Subdivision - Quebec City
  2. ^ a b c d Statistics Canada. 2006 Community Profiles - Census Metropolitan Area - Quebec City
  3. ^ Old Quebec City, Seven Wonders of Canada (HTML). cbc.ca. Retrieved on 2008-02-12.
  4. ^ Morrin Centre. Anglos in Québec. Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Retrieved on 2007-03-15.
  5. ^ Voice of English-speaking Québec: A Portrait of the English-speaking Community in Quebec. Voice of English-speaking Québec (2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-15.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. Community Profile - Quebec City -1996
  7. ^ Quebec city's Jean Lesage International Airport official website
  8. ^ Port of Quebec. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  9. ^ Quebec City closing in on a year without murder
  10. ^ Twinning the Cities. City of Beirut. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.

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See also

The Huron-Wendat Nation is a Huron-Wendat community whose reserve is at Wendake, just outside of Quebec City. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Quebec rockslide occurred on September 19, 1889, after a day of heavy rain in Quebec City, Canada. ...

External links

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  • Québec 2008 (400th Anniversary)
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  • Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Oldest Newspaper in North America, since 1764, there are no other Telegraphs in Quebec
  • Quebec City Guide - Télégraphe de Québec
  • Quebec City travel guide from Wikitravel
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  • Tourist information of the Quebec City area
  • Buildings of Quebec City
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  • Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain (French)
  • Website of the firemen of Quebec City (French)
  • Quebec's Old Town Photo Tour
  • Quebec City Pictures
  • The Quebec Gazette
  • Quebec City climate data - Environment Canada
  • Québec City from The Canadian Encyclopedia

Coordinates: 46°48′58″N, 71°13′27″W Image File history File links Flag_of_La_Francophonie. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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