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Quebec City, 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.

Quebec city is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in eastern Quebec and one of the oldest cities in Canada. The city has a population of 528,595 inhabitants and the metropolitan area has a population of 717,600 according to 2005 census. The total area is 542.71 square kilometers. This city is one of the oldest settlements in Canada. However it was the first to have been founded with the explicit goal of receiving permanent settlement. Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain on 3 July 1608 at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement called Stadacona. It was to this settlement that the name Canada refers.
The city is called Quebec by both the provincial and federal governments in both languages. To differentiate between Quebec, the city and Quebec the province in English, the city is commonly referred to as Quebec City while the province is referred to as Quebec. Quebec city is served by Jean Lesage International Airport, located in the west of the city. The city is a major hub in the Quebec provincial road network, fanning out from both sides of the river with an extensive autoroute system. One can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The city enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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