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Pointe-Saint-Charles

in the close-knit working-class neighbourhoods of Pointe-Saint-Charles, Griffintown and Goose Village, Montreal. With the help of Quebec's Catholic Church, they would establish their own churches, schools, and hospitals. St. Patrick's Basilica (St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal) was founded in 1847 and served Montreal's English-speaking Catholics (English-speaking Quebecer) for over a century. Loyola College (Loyola College (Montreal)) was founded by the Jesuits to serve

Montreal's mostly Irish English-speaking Catholic community in 1896. Saint Mary's Hospital was founded in the 1920s and continues to serve Montreal's present-day English-speaking population (English-speaking Quebecer). The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal is one of the oldest in North America, dating back to 1824. It annually attracts crowds of over 600,000 people. Location and description The borough of Verdun is located in the southeastern part of the Island of Montreal and also

their own churches, schools, and hospitals. St. Patrick's Basilica (St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal) was founded in 1847 and served Montreal's English-speaking Catholics (English-speaking Quebecer) for over a century. Loyola College (Montreal) was founded by the Jesuits to serve Montreal's mostly Irish English-speaking Catholic community in 1896. Saint Mary's Hospital was founded in the 1920s and continues to serve Montreal's present-day English-speaking Quebecer English-speaking


Châteauguay

Since 1984, Châteauguay has been home to one of the largest HVDC-back-to-back stations (High-voltage_direct_current#Back_to_back) in the world with an operating voltage of 140 kV and a maximum transmission rate of 1000 MW. Education The majority of the education institutions within Chateauguay are public, with the exception of College Heritage. A small list of Chateauguay schools includes: * '''Collège Héritage''' - Semi-private high school for French-speaking students (also houses

5th and 6th grade elementary school students). * '''Howard S. Billings Regional High School''' - High school for English-speaking students. * '''Louis-Philippe-Paré''', more commonly known as '''L.P.P''' - High school for French-speaking students. * '''Gabrielle-Roy''' - High school for French-speaking students. * '''Centennial Park Elementary''' - Elementary school for English-speaking students (sometimes known as CPS). * '''St-Jude''' - Elementary school for French-speaking students

. * '''Mary Gardner''' - Elementary school for English-speaking students. * '''École de La Rive''' - Elementary school for French-speaking students. * '''Laberge''' - Elementary school for French-speaking students. * '''Harmony School''' - Elementary school for English-speaking students. * '''St-Jean-Baptiste''' - Elementary school for French-speaking students. * '''St. Willibrord''' - Elementary school for English-speaking students. * '''Gérin-Lajoie''' - Elementary school for French-speaking students


Office québécois de la langue française

of French-speaking Canadians (French Canadian) live, the Office québécois de la langue française ( ) regulates Quebec French and ensures the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101 & 104) is respected. The Office québécois de la langue française determined that "stop" is a valid French word; however, it is observed that stop signs reading "ARRÊT" predominate in French-speaking areas, and "STOP"

; can be found in majority English-speaking areas. The difference between French spoken in Quebec and French spoken in France is similar in degree to that between American and British English. In Quebec, where the majority of French-speaking Canadians (French Canadian) live, the Office québécois de la langue française ( ) regulates Quebec French and ensures the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101 & 104) is respected

. The Office québécois de la langue française determined that "stop" is a valid French word; however, it is observed that stop signs reading "ARRÊT" predominate in French-speaking areas, and "STOP" can be found in majority English-speaking areas. The Office québécois de la langue française accepts "brunch" as a valid word but also provides a synonym ''déjeuner-buffet''. Note that, however, in Quebec, ''déjeuner'' alone (without the qualifying


Kokkola

: www.jakobstadstidning.fi story.aspx?storyID 6169 Jakobstads Tidning Interesting contemporaneous accounts of the disastrous action can be found in the British Newspaper Archive, citing Gamla Carleby. The city had a Swedish-speaking majority until 1933. In 1977, the surrounding municipality of Kaarlela ( ). In 2009, the municipalities of Lohtaja, Kälviä and Ullava were consolidated

area of the Swedish-speaking population of Finland (Finland-Swedes) on the western coast of Finland. 84.3% of the inhabitants of Kokkola speak Finnish as their mother tongue, 13.4% Swedish. The remaining 2.3% speak Estonian (Estonian language), Russian (Russian language) or other mother tongues. Kokkola is an official bilingual city with Finnish as the language of the majority and Swedish as the language of the minority. The approximately 6,300 Swedish-speaking inhabitants of Kokkola

are spread unevenly around Kokkola: Whereas the centre of the city is bilingual, the majority of the villages around Kokkola mostly speak Swedish. The districts which were consolidated in 2009 are, however, pure Finnish-speaking areas. Education Kokkola has a lot of preschools, some of them offer children a bilingual education from an early age (mostly Finnish-English or Finnish-Swedish). There are 25 Finnish-speaking and 8 Swedish-speaking schools. Moreover there are three secondary


Latin Union

with other public or private institutions. Map of Latin Union thumb 750x533px center Member states of the Latin Union. (File:Union_Latine.svg) See also * Association of Spanish Language Academies * Community of Portuguese Language Countries * Francophonie * Hispanic * Latin America * Latin Europe (Romance-speaking Europe) * Latin Monetary Union * Latin peoples * Organization of Ibero-American States * Panhispanism * Pan-Latinism * Romance

languages * Romance-speaking African countries * Romance-speaking Asia References External links *

. International cartels, such as the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC), also exist. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development was founded as an economics-focused organization. An example of a recently formed economic IGO is the Bank of the South. * Anglo-America * Latin Union (Latin Europe, Romance-speaking African countries) * Southern Cone Both countries established diplomatic relations on April


Hudson, Quebec

been dubbed "the leafy Anglo-enclave", as, unlike the surrounding mainly French-speaking municipalities, Hudson has a majority English-speaking population (65% according to 2001 Census), although many residents speak both languages. Hudson is near the edge of suburban Montreal to the east, but also surrounded by substantial farming and forest areas to the west. Large lot sizes, enforced by town by-laws, contribute to the relatively large number of trees in the residential areas. Zoning

: "Vaudreuil" (named after Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, governor of New France) for the communities along the Ottawa River, and "Soulanges" (named after Pierre-Jacques Joybert de Soulanges (Pierre de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson) from Soulanges, Marne, France) for the communities along the St. Lawrence, a name of Québécois (French-speaking Quebecer) derivation referring to its southerliness. This division of the county

that brought Brian Mulroney to power. 22 Hudson (Hudson, Quebec), Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare, Quebec) thumb left 200px North Hatley United Church. (Image:North Hatley United Church.JPG) The lakeside village is also one of a few primarily-Anglophone enclaves (List of Anglo-Quebecker communities) in the dominantly French-speaking province; others being Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) and nearby Brome Lake (Brome Lake, Quebec). Like Hudson and Brome Lake, North Hatley is known for its


Riverview, New Brunswick

insidetownhall aboutriverviewtownhall.asp work Town of Riverview Website publisher Town of Riverview accessdate 28 March 2013 Demographics Riverview's linguistic majority is English, with 90.6% speaking English as a first language and only 7.8% speaking French as a first language.

moncton&SearchType Begins&SearchPR 01&B1 All&Custom title Geographical hierarchy work Statistics Canada date 2009-01-19 accessdate 2009-01-24 Moncton's linguistic majority is English, though the city has an active French-speaking Acadian minority population (34.1%).

Community Profiles" The town of Riverview (Riverview, New Brunswick) meanwhile is heavily (95%) Anglophone (English-speaking world). The metropolitan area grew by 9.7% between 2006-2011.


Åland Islands

demilitarised , monolingually (Monoglottism) Swedish-speaking (Swedish language) region of Finland that consists of an archipelago lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Collectively, the islands in the archipelago form the smallest region of Finland (Regions of Finland), constituting 0.49% of its land area and 0.50% of its population. Åland comprises ''Fasta Åland'' ("Main Island", on which 90% of the population resides) ref>

legislation by the same name in 1951 and 1991. 1991 Åland remains exclusively Swedish-speaking by law. In connection with Finland's admission to the European Union, a protocol was signed concerning the Åland Islands that stipulates, among other things, that provisions of the European Community Treaty shall not force a change of the existing restrictions for foreigners (i.e., persons who do not enjoy "

in Finland and Finnish nationalism fueled by Finland's struggle to retain its autonomy and resistance against Russification (Russification of Finland). The conflict between the Swedish-speaking minority and the Finnish-speaking majority (Finland's language strife) on the mainland, prominent in Finish politics since the 1840s, contributed to the apprehension of Åland population about its future in Finland. Finland, however, declined to cede the islands and instead offered them an autonomous


Prince-Bishopric of Liège

Secunda) ecclesiastical province of Rouen , which corresponded approximately to the Duchy of Normandy. This was a Romance-speaking territory, but it was not included within the French nation. *Picard nation: the Romance-speaking bishopric (diocese)s of Beauvais (Roman Catholic Diocese of Beauvais), Noyon (Ancient Diocese of Noyon), Amiens (Roman Catholic Diocese of Amiens), Laon (Ancient Diocese of Laon), and Arras (Roman Catholic Diocese of Arras); the bilingual (Romance

and Germanic-speaking) bishoprics of Thérouanne (Ancient Diocese of Thérouanne), Cambrai (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cambrai), and Tournai (Roman Catholic Diocese of Tournai); a large part of the bilingual bishopric of Liège (Prince-Bishopric of Liège); the southernmost part of the Germanic-speaking bishopric of Utrecht (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht) (the part of that bishopric located south of the Meuse River; the rest of the bishopric north of the Meuse River belonged

;Note 1: (#fn_1_back) The example of these expensive wars which is best known to English-speaking people is that of the Spanish Armada. However, that came in 1588, a little after the Dutch had become exasperated to the extent of signing the Union of Utrecht in 1579. * Note 2: (#fn_2_back) A seignory comes closest to the concept of a ''heerlijkheid''; there is no equivalent in English for the Dutch-language term. In its earliest


Brighton Beach

high population of Russian-speaking immigrants (History of the Russophone Americans in New York City) and as a summer destination for New York City residents due to its beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to the amusement parks in Coney Island. History

File:Brighton15thStreet.jpg Brighton 15th Street Russian-speaking cultures Brighton Beach's original Russian-speaking population arrived in the 1940s and '50s and were primarily Jews from Odessa, Ukraine, so Brighton Beach is sometimes known as "Little Odessa".

, Brooklyn date January 23, 2014 work Untapped Cities author Brennan Ortiz accessdate September 9, 2014 During this time, Brighton Beach came to be known as ''Little Odessa'' and later "Little Russia". Johnstone, Sarah: ''Ukraine'', Lonely Planet, 2005. P.119. An annual festival, the Brighton Jubilee, celebrates the area's Russian-speaking heritage. In 2006, Alec Brook-Krasny was elected for the 46th District


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