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Encyclopedia > Saguenay River
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Saguenay River, looking upstream from its junction with the St. Lawrence

The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada. It drains Lac Saint-Jean in the Laurentian Highlands, leaving at Alma and running east, and passes at the city of Saguenay. It drains into the Saint Lawrence River at Tadoussac. Photo of Saguenay River looking upstream from south shore mouth, taken by User:Stan Shebs on 2002-09-23 and licensed under GFDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... Lac Saint-Jean is a large, shallow lake in south-central Quebec, Canada, in the Laurentian Highlands (1003 km2, 63m deep). ... The Laurentian Highlands consist of a landmass that extends from the Gatineau and Ottawa rivers in the west to beyond the Saguenay River in the east, with an elevation ranging from 400 metres to more that 1000 metres (about 1300 to 3300 feet) in Laurentides Provincial Park north of Quebec... Alma (2001 population: 30,126) is a town located on the southeast coast of Lac Saint-Jean where it flows into the Saguenay River, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, approximately 175 km north of Quebec City. ... Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 pop. ... 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. ... Tadoussac was Frances first trading post on the mainland of New France (now in Quebec, Canada). ...


The river has a very high flow rate and is bordered by steep cliffs. Tide waters flow upriver as far as Saguenay (about 100 kilometres). Many Beluga whales breed in the cold waters at its mouth, making Tadoussac a popular site for whale watching. The confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence is protected by the Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of Canada's national parks. Cliffs on the banks of the River Severn, near Bristol, England In geography, a cliff is a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure. ... The tide is the regular rising and falling of the oceans surface caused by changes in gravitational forces external to the Earth. ... This article refers to the whale, beluga. ... Whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. ... The Saguenay-St. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ...


It was an important trade route into the interior for the First Nations people of the area, and during the French colonization of the Americas was a major route for the fur trade. Tadoussac, France's first trading post in Canada, was established in 1600. The river takes its name from the legendary Kingdom of the Saguenay. First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... North America The French established colonies across the New World in the 17th century. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... // Events January January 1 - Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 - Giordano Bruno burned in a stake for heresy July July 2 - Battle of Nieuwpoort: Dutch forces under Maurice of Nassau defeat Spanish forces under Archduke Albert in a battle on the coastal dunes. ... The Kingdom of the Saguenay was a mythical land of vast riches believed to exist by early French explorers of Canada. ...


The river was exploited for the logging and pulp and paper industries beginning in the 19th century, and is also used for hydroelectricity generation, both for commercial power and to operate an aluminum smelter at Arvida. Loggers on break, c. ... An International Paper mill in South Carolina The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American (United States, Canada), northern European (Sweden, Finland) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is a form of hydropower, (i. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Severe flooding of its tributary rivers from July 18-21, 1996, devastated the region and proved one of Canada's costliest natural disasters. [1] July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


See also

Here is a list of rivers in Quebec. ... The Canadian National Parks system is run by Parks Canada, which also runs Canadas National Historic Sites. ...

External links

  • Canadian Council for Geographic Education page with a series of articles on the history of the Saguenay River.

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Saguenay River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
The confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence is protected by the Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of Canada's national parks.
The river was exploited for the logging and pulp and paper industries beginning in the 19th century, and is also used for hydroelectricity generation, both for commercial power and to operate an aluminum smelter at Arvida.
Severe flooding of its tributary rivers from July 18-21, 1996, devastated the region and proved one of Canada's costliest natural disasters.
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