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Quebec (city)

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Quebec bridge, over the river Saint-Laurent

Quebec (in French: Québec), or Vielle-capital (old capital), is a city in Canada. It is the capital of Quebec province and its second biggest city. It is also the fourth most economically prosperous Canadian city. The city name: Quebec, comes from the Algonquin word Kebec, which means "the river narrows". The harbour of Quebec is the third most important in Canada. Quebec has many libraries but the main one is the Gabrielle-Roy Library.[1] The Frontenac Castle is situated in Quebec and is the most photographed hotel in the world.

History[edit | edit source]

The founder of Quebec City was Samuel de Champlain. He built the city on July 3, 1608. In 2008 Quebec celebrated its 400th anniversary. It is here that the Laval University, the oldest French-speaking university of North America, is located.

La façade rue saint-jean

Geography[edit | edit source]

The city of Quebec is a part of the National Capital administrative region, one of Quebec's 17 administrative regions. It contains more than 511 789 inhabitants (500 691 hab in 2010).

Monuments[edit | edit source]

The Saint-Charles river in Chauveau park

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