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Encyclopedia > Thetford Mines, Quebec
Thetford Mines
Country  Canada
Province Québec
Municipality status City
Geographic code 24 31084
Constitution date October 17, 2001
Mayor
Current term of office
Luc Berthold
-2006
Latitude
Longitude
46° 08' 30" North
71° 30' 00" West
Land area 224,37 km²
Population 26 861 inhab.
(2005)
Density 117,7 inhab./km²
People Thetfordois, Thetfordoises

Thetford Mines is a town in south-central Quebec, Canada (population approximately 26,000). It is the seat of L'Amiante Regional County Municipality. Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions. The current Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, originally settled in Thetford Mines, after arriving in Canada from Haiti. This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Map of Canada As shown by the map to the left, the North American nation of Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, together with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... 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. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... -1... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ (lambda),[1][2] 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... map of Quebec showing LAmiante LAmiante is a regional county municipality in southeastern Quebec, Canada. ... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek : a, not and sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of minerals that can be fibrous, many of which are metamorphic and are hydrous magnesium silicates. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... Michaëlle Jean, CC, CMM, COM, CD, DUniv (honoris causa), D.Litt (honoris causa) , (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince, Haïti) is the current Governor General of Canada. ...

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In 2001 the city merged with Black Lake, Robertsonville, Pontbriand and Thetford-Sud. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 990 KB) Rue St-Alphonse Sud, Thetford Mines. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 990 KB) Rue St-Alphonse Sud, Thetford Mines. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Black Lake is a lake in the northern part of New York in the USA and is the largest lake in Saint Lawrence County. ...


External link

  • City of Thetford Mines homepage (in French)

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