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Encyclopedia > Rimouski, Quebec

Rimouski is a Canadian city (ville) on the western part of Gaspésie Peninsula in eastern Quebec, located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Rimouski River. Image File history File links Quebec-rimouski. ... The Gaspé Peninsula or just the Gaspé (la Gaspésie in French) is a North American peninsula on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... 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. ...


This town, with a population of 41,549 in 2001, offers several tourist attractions. With the new Desjardins-Telus theatre and the expansion of the industrial district to include many department stores, Rimouski has become a major service centre for the region.

Rimouski
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Québec
Municipality status Ville
Geographic code 24 10043
Constitution date january 1st 2002
Mayor
Current term of office
Éric Forest
2005-2008
Latitude
Longitude
48° 25' 59" North
68° 32' 59" West
Land area 254,16 km²
Population 42 460 inhab.
(2005)
Density 167,1 inhab./km²
People Rimouskois, Rimouskoises


Rimouski is a major regional centre and is home of several institutions such as Université du Québec à Rimouski and CEGEP de Rimouski. It is the seat for the Rimouski-Neigette Regional County Municipality. This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Map of Canada Canada is a federation of ten provinces which, together with three territories, comprise the worlds second largest country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... Ville is the French word for city or town. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The Université du Québec à Rimouski is a branch of the Université du Québec in Rimouski, Quebec. ... Rimouski-Neigette is a county regional municipality of Quebec in Canada. ...


Rimouski is part of the Maritime Quebec, a territory which includes the largest group of francophone and bilingual institutions dedicated to ocean sciences and technology in North America. These organizations include the Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ), the Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), the Centre de recherche sur les biotechnologies marines (CRBM), and the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute (the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Marine Science Research Centre), based in Sante-Flavie. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), also referred to as Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Pêches et Océans Canada), is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for the management and safety of Canadas waters. ...

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Legi patrum fidelis - Fidèles à la loi de nos pères - Faithful to the law of our fathers


History

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Blazon of René Lepage, founder Seigneur of Rimouski, 1696-1718.

The city was founded by Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire in 1696. Originally from Ouanne in the Burgundy region, he exchanged property he owned on the Ile d'Orleans with Augustin Rouer de la Cardonnière for the Seigneurie of Rimouski, which extended along the Saint Lawrence River from the Hâtée River at Le Bic to the Métis River. De la Cardonnière had been the owner of Rimouski since 1688, but had never lived there. René Lepage moved his family to Rimouski, where it held the seigneurie until 1780 when it was gradually sold to the Quebec City businessman Joseph Drapeau. Today, a boulevard, park and monument at the western entrance of the Rimouski bear the name of the Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire. Image File history File links Image-René_Lepage_de_Ste-Claire. ... Image File history File links Image-René_Lepage_de_Ste-Claire. ... ÃŽle dOrléans is located in the St. ... 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. ...


On May 6, 1950, Rimouski suffered a terrible fire in which 319 houses burned to the ground. This event is known as La nuit rouge (French for Red Night). The fire originated in the Price Brothers Company yard on the left shore of the Rimouski River and quickly crossed the river and spread throughout the city pushed by strong winds, destroying half of Rimouski. No one died in the blaze. Legend has it that a priest sprinkled holy water around the city's cathedral and that the fire would not cross the line. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Culture and Sports

Rimouski has a rich cultural life. Each year, it hosts a jazz festival (Festi Jazz International de Rimouski) and a film festival for children (Carrousel international du film de Rimouski). One of its main tourist attractions is the Musée de la mer (Museum of the Sea), which is centred on the Empress Of Ireland disaster and the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse. The museum commemorates the most fatal shipwreck after the Titanic tragedy in the 20th century. Festi Jazz International de Rimouski is a jazz festival taking place each year in Rimouski, Quebec. ... Carrousel international du film de Rimouski is a childrens film festival taking place each year in Rimouski, Quebec. ... The Pointe-Au-Père lighthouse was built in 1908 in the city of Pointe-au-Père, near Rimouski. ... Look up titanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Sports are also very popular. Since 1995, the city is home to the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, who were the Memorial Cup champions in 2000 and finalists in 2005. Rimouski was the host of the Jeux du Québec as well, during the winter of 1975 and 2001. The Rimouski Oceanic are a junior ice hockey team 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. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ...


There is a ferry service which crosses the river to Forestville, Quebec on the north shore. The city can also be reached by train on VIA Rail. There is also a municipal airport (IATA airport code YXK). The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ...


In 2002 Rimouski amalgamated with the following communities. (2001 populations) For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...

  • Rimouski (31,305)
  • Pointe-au-Père (4,171)
  • Sainte-Blandine (2,218)
  • Rimouski-Est (2,058)
  • Sainte-Odile-sur-Rimouski (1,463)
  • Mont-Lebel (334)

Pointe-au-Père Ville (city) on the western part of the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Quebec at the mouth of the St. ...

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Rimouski, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (602 words)
Rimouski is a city (ville) on the western part of Gaspésie Peninsula in eastern Quebec, located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Rimouski River.
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