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Encyclopedia > Sherbrooke, Quebec
Ville de Sherbrooke, Québec
City of Sherbrooke, Quebec
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Official seal of Ville de Sherbrooke, Québec
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Motto: Ne quid nimis
Coordinates: 45°24′N 71°53′W / 45.4, -71.883
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Settled 1793
Government
 - Mayor Jean Perrault
 - Governing body Sherbrooke City Council
 - MPs Serge Cardin
 - MNAs Jean Charest
Area
 - City 353.46 km²  (136.5 sq mi)
 - Metro 1,231.86 km² (475.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - City 147,427
 - Density 417.1/km² (1,080.3/sq mi)
 - Metro 186,952
 - Metro Density 151.8/km² (393.2/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span J1E,J1G,J1H,J1J,J1K,
J1L,J1M,J1N,J1R
Website: City of Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke (2006 population: 147,427) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada, the only major city in the Eastern Townships. Although originally settled in the early 19th century by anglophones, it is today primarily a francophone city. Sherbrooke could refer to: Sherbrooke, Quebec Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia Sherbrooke Forest in Victoria, Australia Robert St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2016 × 1512 pixel, file size: 738 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Centre-ville de Sherbrooke (3), été 2006 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Ville_de_Sherbrooke. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Sherbrooke,_Quebec_Location. ... 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 This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... The Sherbrooke City Council (in French: Conseil municipal de Sherbrooke) is the governing body for the city of Sherbrooke, in the Estrie region of Quebec. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Serge Cardin (born July 2, 1950 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the Bloc Quebecois. ... 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... John James Charest, PC, LL.B., MNA, known as Jean Charest IPA: (born June 24, 1958) is a Canadian lawyer and politician from the province of Quebec. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ... 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. ... 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. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −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... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... The Eastern Townships (in French les Cantons de lest) is a region in south central Quebec, lying between the Saint Lawrence River and the US border. ... Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Description

Hydroelectric dam and bridge over the Magog River in winter.
Hydroelectric dam and bridge over the Magog River in winter.

Located at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers, Sherbrooke is in the centre of an important agricultural region with many dairy farms. There is also some industry in the region. An important business is the manufacture of ice hockey sticks: more of these are made in Sherbrooke than anywhere else in the world. Sherbrooke is home to a concrete truss bridge, the first of its kind in the world. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Saint-François River is a river which takes its source from the Lake Saint-François in Chaudières-Appalaches, southeast of Thetford-Mines. ... The Magog River is a river that drains lake Memphramagog. ... Dairy farming is a class of agricultural, or more properly, an animal husbandry enterprise, raising female cattle, goats, or other lactating animals for long-term production of milk, which may be either processed on-site or transported to a dairy factory for processing and eventual retail sale. ... Hockey sticks, regular and goalie, measurements in cm. ...


The area of Sherbrooke was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists, including Gilbert Hyatt, a farmer from Schenectady, New York, who built a flour mill in 1802. In 1818 the village of "Hyatt's Mills" received its current name, being named after Governor General Lord Sherbrooke at the time of his retirement and return to England. [[ This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... 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; Canada is one of sixteen Commonwealth realms, all of which share the... Sir John Coape, Lord Sherbrooke (baptised April 29, 1764 - February 14, 1830) was a British soldier and colonial administrator. ...


Sherbrooke has become known as a major student city. With four major colleges and two universities, its student population is one of its defining features. The city is the site of the Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop's University. Bishop's is the province's only English-language university located outside the island of Montreal.
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. ... McGreer Building,1846 Bishops University is an English-language liberal arts university located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ... 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. ...


The city grew considerably on January 1, 2002, by the mergers of the cities of Sherbrooke, Ascot, Bromptonville, Deauville, Fleurimont, Lennoxville, Rock Forest, and Saint-Élie-d'Orford. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Ascot is a former town in southeastern Quebec, Canada. ... Bromptonville is a former city in southeastern Quebec, Canada. ... Deauville is a former town in southeastern Quebec, Canada. ... Fleurimont is a borough of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on the Saint-François River. ... Lennoxville, population 4,963 (2001), is a borough (Fr. ... Rock Forest is a former city in southeastern Quebec, Canada now in the city of Sherbrooke. ... Saint-Élie-dOrford is a community in southeastern Quebec, Canada. ...


The merged city is composed of six boroughs:

  • Brompton (formerly Bromptonville)
  • Fleurimont (formerly East of Sherbrooke and Fleurimont)
  • Lennoxville (formerly Lennoxville)
  • Mont-Bellevue (formerly West/South/Center of Sherbrooke and Ascot)
  • Rock-Forest-Saint-Élie-Deauville (formerly Rock Forest, Saint-Élie and Deauville)
  • Jacques-Cartier (formerly North of Sherbrooke)

Demographics

Sherbrooke Metro Area (2001)

Ethnic origin

Ethnic origin Population Percent
Canadian 117,305
French 50,540 33.61%
Irish 6,560 4.36%
English 5,065 3.37%
Scottish 3,070 2.04%
Québécois 2,415 1.61%
North American Indian 1,805 1.20%
Italian 1,505 1.00%

Age Structure This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... This article is about the use of the term. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ...

  • 0-14 years: 17.8%
  • 15-64 years: 69.0%
  • 65 years and over: 13.2%

Religious belief

The information regarding ethnicities above is from the 2001 Canadian Census. The percentages add to more than 100% because of dual responses (e.g. "French-Canadian" generates an entry in both the category "French" and the category "Canadian".) Groups with greater than 1,500 responses are included. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


Media

Radio

Television

  • Channel 7: CHLT, TVA
  • Channel 9: CKSH, SRC
  • Channel 11: CKMI-2, Global
  • Channel 24: CIVS, Télé-Québec
  • Channel 30: CFKS, TQS
  • Channel 50: CBMT-03, CBC

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... CHLT is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... CFAK is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 88. ... 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. ... 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. ... CJMQ is a campus radio station based at Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec. ... McGreer Building,1846 Bishops University is an English-language liberal arts university located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ... CBM-FM is a Canadian radio station. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBFX-FM is a French language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. ... Espace musique is the French language musical radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the national public broadcaster in Canada. ... CBME-FM is an English-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CFGE-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... Rythme FM is a network of French-language adult contemporary FM radio stations broadcasting throughout most of the province of Quebec. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Top 40 (radio format). ... CFLX is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 95. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... CIRA-FM is a French language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. ... CBF-FM-10 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CITE-FM-1 is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... RockDétente is a network of French-language adult contemporary radio stations broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CIGR-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... CIMO-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Magog, Quebec, near Sherbrooke. ... Énergie is a network of French-language Top 40 outlets broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec, in Eastern Canada. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Top 40 (radio format). ... CHLT is a television station. ... TVA is a private commercial Canadian French-language television network based in Quebec. ... CKSH is a television station in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... Télé-Québec is a Canadian French language public educational television network in the province of Quebec. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ... CFKS is the callsign for TQS television station in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... TQS is a Canadian French language commercial television network in Quebec. ... CBMT is the CBCs television station in Montreal, Quebec. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ...

Newspapers

Daily newspapers are La Tribune[1] and The Record[2]. Le journal de Sherbrooke[3] owned by Quebecor and La Nouvelle, a community newspaper, are published for free every Saturday. The Voir [4] cultural magazine also publishes a regional version. The Record is the daily (Monday–Friday) English language newspaper based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and serving the Eastern Townships region of that province. ... Quebecor (written without an accent on the first e, even in French) is a Quebec-based company with two main spheres of activity: Quebecor World is the largest commercial printing company in the world, with 39 000 employees around the world. ...


Notable Sherbrookers

Joseph-Armand Bombardier hailed from the Sherbrooke area. John Bassett and Conrad Black started their careers as media barons as owner and co-owner, respectively, of the Sherbrooke Record. Pierre-Marc Bouchard (born April 27, 1984, at Sherbrooke) is a French Canadian professional hockey forward. ... Éric Bélanger (born December 16, 1977 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey centre. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Serge Cardin (born July 2, 1950 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the Bloc Quebecois. ... The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ... Sherbrooke is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Quebec. ... John James Charest, PC, LL.B., MNA, known as Jean Charest IPA: (born June 24, 1958) is a Canadian lawyer and politician from the province of Quebec. ... The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honorary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the cabinet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated to Prime Minister of Quebec) is the first minister for the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Jim Corcoran (born 10 February 1949 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian singer songwriter. ... Christian Dube (born January 16, 1978 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a former National Hockey League player, who played right wing. ... Herman Northrop Frye, CC, MA, D.Litt. ... Garou, is a Quebec singer born as Pierre Garand on June 26, 1972 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ... Yousuf Karsh - Self portrait Yousuf Karsh, CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian birth, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. ... Joseph-Armand Bombardier(April 16, 1907 - February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, who invented the snowmobile and was the founder of Bombardier. ... The Honourable John White Hughes Bassett, PC , CC , O.Ont (August 25, 1915 – April 27, 1998) was a Canadian publisher and media baron. ... Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former financier, newspaper magnate, and biographer. ... A media proprietor is a person who controls, either through personal ownership or a dominant position in a public company, a significant part of the mass media. ...


Photographs of Sherbrooke

References

  1. ^ La Tribune
  2. ^ The Record
  3. ^ Le journal de Sherbrooke
  4. ^ Voir

External links

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Regional county municipalities and equivalent territories (*): Le Granit · Les Sources · Le Haut-Saint-François · Le Val-Saint-François · Sherbrooke* · Coaticook · Memphrémagog Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... Categories: Regions of Quebec | Quebec geography | Canada-place stubs ... The term regional county municipality (French municipalité régionale de comté) is used in the Canadian province of Quebec to designate county-like political and geographic units, or census divisions. ... The term regional county municipality (French municipalité régionale de comté) is used in the Canadian province of Quebec to designate county-like political and geographic units, or census divisions. ... Le Granit (Granite) is a regional county municipality in the Estrie region of eastern Quebec, Canada. ... Les Sources Regional County Municipality is located in Central Quebec, Canada. ... Le Haut-Saint-François is a Regional County Municipality in southeastern Quebec, Canada in the Estrie region. ... Le Val-Saint-François is a county regional municipality of Quebec in Canada. ... Categories: Stub ... Memphrémagog is a Quebec Regional County Municipality in Canada. ...


Major municipalities: Lac-Mégantic · Asbestos · Danville · Cookshire-Eaton · East Angus · Scotstown · Valcourt · Windsor · Richmond · Sherbrooke · Coaticook · Waterville · Stanstead · Magog Lac-Mégantic is a town in southeastern Quebec, Canada on a lake of the same name. ... Asbestos is a town in southeastern Quebec, Canada on the Nicolet River and is the seat of the MRC dAsbestos. ... Danville is a town in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Cookshire-Eaton is a municipality of about 4,000 in the Eastern Townships in the province of Quebec. ... East Angus is a city of 3,600 in Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada. ... Scotstown is a city of 600 people in Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada. ... Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ... Windsor is a city of 5,300 people, part of the Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, for which it is the seat. ... Richmond, population 3,424 (2001), is a town nestled amidst rolling farmlands on the Saint-François River between Sherbrooke, Quebec and Drummondville, in the heart of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada. ... Coaticook is a town in southeastern Quebec, Canada on the Coaticook River; it is the seat of the Regional County Municipality Coaticook. ... Waterville is a city of 1,800 people in southeastern Quebec, Canada, in the Coaticook Regional County Municipality. ... Stanstead is a town in the Eastern Townships in south-eastern Quebec, Canada. ... Magog is a small city in southeastern Quebec, Canada at the confluence of Lac Memphrémagog, with the Rivière au Saumon and the Magog River in the Regional County Municipality of Memphrémagog. ...


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Sherbrooke, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (577 words)
Sherbrooke (2001 population: 75,916; post-merger population: 141,200) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada, the only major city in the Eastern Townships.
Sherbrooke is home to a concrete truss bridge, the first of its kind in the world.
The area of Sherbrooke was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists, including Gilbert Hyatt, a farmer from Schenectady, New York, who built a flour mill in 1802.
University of Sherbrooke (523 words)
Sherbrooke differs from all the other cities in the country because of its exceptional concentration of universities and colleges, all disciplines considered.
Multilingual, Sherbrooke is also known for its socioeconomic vitality and the spirit of cooperation that prevails in the development of sectors of activity of choice.
One of the greatest strengths of the Université de Sherbrooke is its co-operative study program: alternating study sessions with remunerated internships ("stages") in the workplace, to complement the knowledge developed at the university, with a practical work experience.
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