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Quebec (/kwɨˈbɛk/ or /kəˈbɛk/), French: Québec ([keˈbɛk] ( listen)), an aw Québec, Quebec Ceety or Québec Ceety (French: Ville de Québec)[6] is the caipital o the Canadian province o Quebec an is locatit athin the Capitale-Nationale region. It is the seicont maist populous ceety in Quebec efter Montreal, which is aboot 233 kilometres (145 mi) tae the soothwast.

Quebec Ceety
Ville de Québec
Skyline of Quebec Ceety
Banner o Quebec Ceety
Nickname(s): La Vieille Capitale
Motto(s): Don de Dieu feray valoir
("I shall put God's gift to good use"; the Don de Dieu was Champlain's ship)
Quebec Ceety is locatit in Quebec
Quebec Ceety
Quebec Ceety
Coordinates (2, rue des Jardins, Québec[1]): 46°49′N 71°13′W / 46.817°N 71.217°W / 46.817; -71.217Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°13′W / 46.817°N 71.217°W / 46.817; -71.217[2]
Kintra  Canadae
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM None
Metropolitan commonty Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Agglomeration Agglomeration o Quebec Ceety
Foondit 3 Julie 1608, bi Samuel de Champlain
Constitutit 1 Januar 2002
 • Teep Quebec Ceety Cooncil
 • Mayor Régis Labeaume
 • MPs
 • MNAs
 • Ceety 484.10 km2 (186.91 sq mi)
 • Laund 454.10 km2 (175.33 sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 3,349.12 km2 (1,293.10 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 98 m (322 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Ceety 516,622 (11t)
 • Density 1,137.7/km2 (2,947/sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 765,706 (7t)
 • Metro density 228.6/km2 (592/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2006–11) Increase5.2%
 • Dwellins 255,785
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G1A to G2N
Aurie code(s) 418 an 581
SGC code 24 23 027
NTS Map 021L14


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Geographic code 23027 in the offeecial Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  2. Reference number 51718 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "(Code 2423027) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "(Code 421) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  6. Accordin tae the federal an provincial governments, Québec (wi the acute accent) is the ceety's offeecial name in baith French an Inglis. Even though French place names in Canadae typically retain their accents in Inglis an the ceety's name is not among 81 locales of pan-Canadian significance with official forms in both languages, as is the case wi the province o Quebec/Québec, Quebec is a legitimate an well-established exception in Inglis (as is Montreal). Similarly, Quebec CIty is common (e.g., per the Canadian Oxford Dictionary (ISBN 0-19-541816-6, p. 1265)), and is used particularly to distinguish the city from the province. According to Editing Canadian English (ISBN 1-55199-045-8, p. 77) the form Québec City makes no sense in either English or French; nonetheless, it is used by the municipal government and other sources (e.g., Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport).