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City of Québec


Québec Facts

Population: 765,705 (2011)

Situated on the north shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River, Québec is located at the mouth of the Saint-Charles River and the Cap-Rouge River. The city is largely built on a hill, of which the northeast point, abrupt and situated right above the river, is called Cape Diamond.

Québec’s seasons are very distinct, and conversation about weather is a daily occurrence.

A prosperous, attractive and friendly capital city, Québec is the cradle of French civilization in North America. The only fortified city north of Mexico, Québec has managed to retain its European flavour and highlight its extraordinary rich heritage.

Beyond its beauty, Québec is first and foremost a city that offers an unparalleled quality of life to those who come to settle there. In fact, many welcome and support services have been set up to help newcomers settle in smoothly.

In 2011, the city of Québec was chosen as one of the Smart21 Communities in the Intelligent Community Awards organized by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Québec is also one of the Top 10 Large Cities of the Future 2011/2012 in the American Cities of the Future 2011/2012 rankings by the British fDi Magazine.

City of Québec features

  • Seat of the provincial government provincial (departments and agencies).
  • Intense and varied cultural activities, for all budgets.
  • Many key assets, including an efficient freeway system, an ultra-modern international airport, a rail network extending to all of Canada and the United States, and a deep water port open all year long.



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