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Chicoutimi, Quebec (Ville)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. 
Chicoutimi is one of the three boroughs of the city of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of Chicoutimi river and Saguenay River. The name is derived from Shkoutimeou, meaning the end of the deep water in the Montagnais dialect. The site of the actual Chicoutimi was established in 1676 as a French trading post in the fur trade. Founded in 1842, by Peter McLeod, Chicoutimi especially developed at the beginning of the 20th century as an industrial city based on pulp production.
The city has been home to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens since 1973. They play at the Center Georges Vezina. Chicoutimi's sister city is Camrose in Alberta. In 2002 the neighboring cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquiere and La Baie consolidated into a new city officially called Ville de Saguenay. Chicoutimi is now considered an arrondissement of the Ville de Saguenay.

River that crosses the Rosaire Gautier park and passes under downtown Chicoutimi. The Saguenay river tide is present in Chicoutimi. Two bridges cross the Saguenay river in Chicoutimi St Anne and Dubuc bridge. Chicoutimi contains one of the steepest roads in Canada, if not all of North America. Cote-St-Ange, which connects the center of the city with the Cote de la Reserve neighborhood above La Pulperie Museum, has an 18 degree grade. This is comparable to Filbert street in San Francisco or Baldwin street in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chicoutimi is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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