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  • 1. Quebec Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and is located within the Capitale-Nationale region. It is the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal which is about 233 kilometres to the southwest. As of the 2006 Canadian Census, the city has a population of 491,142, and the metropolitan area has a population of 715,515. Chateau Frontenac Location of Quebec in Canada Quebec City's main train station Panorama of Quebec City's skyline A street in the Lower Town Parliament building Quebec City, Canada Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and diplomat on July 3, 1608, and at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement called Stadacona. Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. In 1665, there were 550 people in 70 houses living in the city. Quebec City was captured by the British in 1759 and held until 1763. Throughout its over four hundred years of existence, Quebec City has served as a capital. From 1608 to 1627 and 1632 to 1763, it was capital of French Canada and all of New France. From 1763 to 1791, it was the capital of the Province of Quebec; from 1791 to 1841, it was the capital of Lower Canada. From 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1866, it was capital of the Province of Canada; and since 1867, it has been capital of the Province of Quebec. Quebec City Canada © Miki Pitish
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  • 39. © Miki Pitish Created by Izabela & Miki Pitish Music: Joe Dassin – L’ é t é indien