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Sherbrooke, 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.
Sherbrooke is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada, the only major city in the Eastern Townships. Although originally settled in the early nineteenth century by anglophones, it is today primarily a francophone city. Located at the confluence of the Saint-François River and Magog River, Sherbrooke is in the centre of an important agricultural region with many dairy farms. Sherbrooke is home to a concrete truss bridge, the first of its kind in the world. In 2001, its population was 75,916 and post-merger population was 141,200.
The area of Sherbrooke was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists, including Gilbert Hyatt, a farmer from Schenectady, New York, who built a flour mill in 1802. In 1818 the village of Hyatt's Mills received its current name, being named after Governor General Lord Sherbrooke at the time of his retirement and return to England. Sherbrooke has become known as a major student city. With four major colleges and two universities, its student population is one of its defining features. The city is the site of the Universite de Sherbrooke and Bishop's University. Bishop's is the province's only English-language university located outside the island of Montreal. The city grew considerably on January 1, 2002, by the mergers of the cities of Sherbrooke, Ascot, Bromptonville, Deauville, Fleurimont, Lennoxville, Rock Forest, and Saint-Elie-d'Orford.  

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Sherbrooke enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. It is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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