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Encyclopedia > Saguenay, Quebec
Ville de Saguenay, Québec
List of cities in Canada
Coordinates: 48°25′N 71°04′W
Country Canada
Province Québec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Established February 18, 2002
 - City Mayor Jean Tremblay (since 2002)
 - Governing body Saguenay City Council
 - MPs Robert Bouchard (BQ), Jean-Pierre Blackburn (C)
 - MNAs Stéphane Bédard (PQ), Françoise Gauthier (PLQ), Jacques Côté (PQ)
Area  
 - City 1,165.997 km²  (450.2 sq mi)
Elevation 166 m (544.6 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 146,000
 - Density 128.6/km² (333.1/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span G7(B,G-K,N,S-T,X-Z), G8A
Area code(s) 418
Website: Ville de Saguenay

Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 population: 148,050) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. This is a list of incorporated cities of Canada in alphabetical order by province. ... Image File history File links Quesag. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... 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Description

The city was formed on February 18, 2002, by the merger of the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie, and Laterrière, along with the municipalities of Lac-Kénogami and Shipshaw and part of the township of Tremblay. February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Chicoutimi is one of the three boroughs (arrondissement in French) of the city of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. ... Jonquière was a city on the Saguenay River in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, near Chicoutimi. ... La Baie was a city in northeastern Quebec, Canada where the Rivière à Mars flows into the Baie des Ha! Ha!, a bay of the Saguenay River. ... Le village étudié Lieu de passage le long de la route qui mène au lac Saint-Jean, Laterrière a été fondée en 1846 par le père oblat, Jean-Baptiste Honorat. ...


The city is divided into three boroughs:

  • Chicoutimi (territories of Chicoutimi, Laterrière, and Tremblay township);
  • Jonquière (territories of Jonquière, Lac-Kénogami, Arvida, and Shipshaw);
  • La Baie (territory of La Baie).

The mayor of Saguenay is Jean Tremblay, mayor of Chicoutimi before the merger. Chicoutimi is one of the three boroughs (arrondissement in French) of the city of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. ... Le village étudié Lieu de passage le long de la route qui mène au lac Saint-Jean, Laterrière a été fondée en 1846 par le père oblat, Jean-Baptiste Honorat. ... Jonquière was a city on the Saguenay River in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, near Chicoutimi. ... Arvida (from ARthur VIning DAvis, one of the founder of ALCAN) was founded as an industrial city by ALCAN in 1927, when the first aluminum smelter was constructed. ... La Baie was a city in northeastern Quebec, Canada where the Rivière à Mars flows into the Baie des Ha! Ha!, a bay of the Saguenay River. ...


The term "the Saguenay" or (less commonly) "Saguenay Valley" is used for the whole Saguenay River region. See Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. The provincial riding of René-Lévesque on the Côte Nord was named Saguenay before 2003 elections. Map of Quebec showing Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Quebec, Canada is distinguished by its physical beauty, especially the Fjord du Saguenay, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region. ...


Camrose, Alberta is the sister city of Saguenay. Camrose, a Canadian city, is situated in Central Alberta, amidst some of the richest farmland in the prairies. ... For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...


Location in Quebec

Saguenay is located in a depression in the Canadian shield with a somewhat more temperate climate than the surrounding region, allowing agriculture and human settlement to take place. The relatively small and concentrated Lac St-Jean area where the city is located can be described as an isolated "oasis" in the middle of the vast remote wilderness of Northern Quebec. Few roads connect with the area from the south and east, and only one road connects from the west. No roads go north from the area into the wilderness; the last roads north end just a short distance from the city—still within the Lac St-Jean area. There are no human settlements due north of Saguenay all the way to the Canadian Arctic islands, except for a few isolated Cree and Inuit villages. This article needs to be wikified. ... Canadian Shield The Canadian Shield— also called the Precambrian Shield, Laurentian Shield, Bouclier Canadien (French), or Laurentian Plateau— is a large shield covered by a thin layer of soil that forms the nucleus of the North American craton. ... Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara For other uses, see Oasis (disambiguation). ... The Cree are an indigenous people of North America whose people range from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean in both Canada and the United States. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

(Institut de la Statistique du Québec, 2005)


Total Population: 146 000 inhabitants
Chicoutimi: 67 800
Jonquière: 58 900
La Baie: 19 300


99% of Saguenay's inhabitants claim French as their mother tongue.


Economy

Saguenay's economy is mainly based on the primary transformation of natural resources, including paper (under Abitibi-Consolidated) and aluminum (under Alcan). The city is also home to several hydro-electric power plants, notably the 800 MW plant at Shipshaw. Recent years have been hard on Saguenay's economy. Citing difficult market conditions (possibly arising from the United States-Canada softwood lumber dispute), Abitibi-Consolidated closed down several of its transformation plants in the area—including the Port-Alfred plant in La Baie, which was closed for good on January 26, 2005 after a little over a year of inactivity. Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ... Abitibi-Consolidated NYSE: ABY TSX: A is an Canadian pulp and paper company based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... Alcan Inc. ... The United States-Canada softwood lumber dispute is one of the most significant and enduring trade disputes in modern history. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Apart from hosting two Cégeps—one in Jonquière and one in Chicoutimi, the city also benefits from the presence of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Several other schools have campuses in Saguenay, including the Université de Sherbrooke and the École nationale d'administration publique. Saguenay is also home to a music conservatory. A CEGEP (IPA: or ; French: Cégep) is a public educational institution in Quebec, Canada on the post-secondary level. ... The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi is a branch of the Université du Québec in Saguenay, Quebec. ... The Université de Sherbrooke is a large university with three distinct campuses, two of which are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and another, which is located in Longueuil, approximately 170 km west of Sherbrooke. ... 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 Conservatoire de Musique de Saguenay (Saguenay Music Conservatory) is located in Chicoutimi, Province of Quebec, Canada. ...


Media

Radio

Television

  • Channel 4: CKTV, SRC affiliate
  • Channel 6: CJPM, TVA affiliate
  • Channel 8: CIVV, Télé-Québec affiliate
  • Channel 12: CFRS, TQS affiliate
  • Channel 58: CBJET, CBC affiliate

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... CKRS is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saguenay, Quebec. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... CKAJ is a radio station in Saguenay, Quebec. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... CBJ-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saguenay, Quebec (originally Chicoutimi before forced municipal mergers). ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CJAB-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saguenay, Quebec. ... Energie FM is group of french-language Top 40 outlets broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec, in Eastern Canada. ... CFIX-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saguenay, Quebec. ... RockDétente is a network of French-language adult contemporary radio stations broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... CBJX-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Saguenay, Quebec (originally Chicoutimi before forced municipal mergers). ... Espace musique is the French language musical radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the national public broadcaster in Canada. ... CBVE is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network at 104. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CION-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Quebec. ... CKTV is a television station in Saguenay, Quebec. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada, often simply Radio-Canada, is the main French language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CJPM is a television station. ... TVA is a private commercial Canadian French-language television network based in Quebec. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ... CFRS is the callsign for TQS television station in Saguenay, Quebec. ... TQS is a Canadian French language commercial television network in Quebec. ... CBMT is the CBCs television station in Montreal, Quebec. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Print

The city's main daily newspaper is Le Quotidien. Le Quotidien is a daily newspaper in Saguenay, Quebec. ...


See also

Map of Quebec showing Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Quebec, Canada is distinguished by its physical beauty, especially the Fjord du Saguenay, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region. ... This is a list of people from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. ... Chicoutimi—Le Fjord is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Quebec. ... Jonquière—Alma is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada. ... The Saguenay Flood (in French: le déluge du Saguenay) was a series of flash floods that hit the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada on July 19 and 20, 1996. ... The name Kingdom of Saguenay (French: Royaume du Saguenay) has its origin in an Algonquin legend learned by the French during French colonisation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ...

External links

  • (French)Ville de Saguenay



Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (02) Flag of Quebec

Saguenay City | Le Domaine-du-Roy | Le Fjord-du-Saguenay | Lac-Saint-Jean-Est | Maria-Chapdelaine Map of Quebec showing Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Quebec, Canada is distinguished by its physical beauty, especially the Fjord du Saguenay, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... Categories: Canada-place stubs | Quebec Regional County Municipalities ... Le Fjord-du-Saguenay (The Saguenay Fjord) is a Regional County Municipality in northeastern Quebec, Canada in the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. ... Categories: Stub ... Maria-Chapdelaine is a county regional municipality of Quebec in Canada. ...


Neighbouring regions: Capitale-Nationale | Mauricie | Côte-Nord | Nord-du-Québec Capitale-Nationale is a region of Quebec. ... Mauricie is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. ... Map of Cote-Nord in relation to Quebec Côte-Nord (literally Northern Coast) is the second largest administrative (235,742 km², 17%) region by land area in Quebec, Canada, after Nord-du-Quebec. ... Nord-du-Québec (administrative region) Nord-du-Québec is the largest of the 17 administrative regions of Québec, Canada. ...

Coordinates: 48°26′N 71°05′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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