Quebec City

What is Quebec City known for?


arts events

;name" While in school, Guy produced several performing arts events. The Circus Kid: Guy Laliberté Is Born After school, he entered the world of street performance, playing the harmonica and accordion on the streets of Quebec.


cultural episode

Summit''' was the colloquial name given to the 1985 meeting between Canadian Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Canada) Brian Mulroney and US President (President of the United States) Ronald Reagan in Quebec City. So-named because of the Irish (Ireland) background of the two leaders, and due to the meeting being held on St. Patrick's Day, the event is considered a major political-cultural episode in Canada, mostly on the basis of the perceived symbolism of the Summit


home sports

of nearly 70,000 since their AFL (American Football League) origins in the early 1960s and continue to draw fans today to their current home Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The team has advanced to the Super Bowl six times and won back-to-back in 1998 and '99. The Denver Broncos are owned by Pat Bowlen. In the 1980s and 1990s, one of the top priorities of former Mayor Federico Peña was bringing major league baseball to the city, an effort which culminated in the creation


sports production

Hockey League , held in Quebec City. It replaced the NHL's All-Star (National Hockey League All-Star Game) festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous '87, while the NHLers raised $350,000 for the players' pension fund. Television coverage While the telecasts in Canada were on CBC (CBC Television) as usual, they were not ''Hockey Night in Canada'' productions. The games were done as a CBC Sports production because


tenure serving

of New France seigneurial tenure , serving on the commission formed in 1851 and helping to prepare the legislation that put an end to it. He was elected in the new riding of Lévis (Lévis (electoral district)) in 1854; Lemieux served as Commissioner of Public Works from 1855 to 1856. He was elected again in 1858 and served as Receiver General in that year. Lemieux was defeated by Joseph-Goderic Blanchet in 1861 but was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for La Durantaye division in 1862 and served until his death at Lévis in 1864. He had been named bâtonnier for the Quebec bar in 1863. The airline served the areas around Côte-Nord, Gaspésie and Magdaline Islands in the province of Quebec. Destinations served


historic high

, the proportion of English-speakers reached a historic high of 40%. The population gradually dwindled as Montreal replaced Quebec City as a center of commerce and industry. English-speakers now represent 1.9% of the total population in the Quebec metropolitan area.


song live

by David Ball (David Ball (country singer)) in 1995 for the Beatles tribute album ''Come Together: America Salutes The Beatles''. *McCartney performed the song live during The 'US' Tour; he did too at the Paris Olympia on 22 October 2007, in Kyev for the Independence Concert on 14 June 2008, in Quebec City for the free outdoor concert on 20 July 2008, that was the 400th anniversary of the city, and at Tel Aviv, Israel, on 25 September 2008. *Glen Phillips (lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket) covered the song for the soundtrack of the 2009 Eddie Murphy film ''Imagine That (Imagine That (film))''. The 1955 Burlington A's attracted 51,267 fans to Centennial Field for the season, the second highest attendance in the League. Burlington went 65 and 64 to finish in third-place, 20.5 games behind the first-place St. Jean (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) Canadians (Pittsburgh Pirates). Burlington pitcher Jack Hale tied for the league-lead in wins with 17.


liberal education

, and to study as you would study a group of sciences. To know Pittsburg thoroughly is a liberal education in "the kind of culture demanded by modern times." **James Parton (w:James Parton) January 1868 ''The Atlantic Monthly (w:The Atlantic Monthly)''


films playing

for nine years. Entering his teen years, the family moved to Montreal and although he dreamed about being a professional tennis player, while studying for a Masters Degree in history at the Université de Montréal he became involved in film making that gave him a new sense of direction. During his university days, he and several friends would drive 600 km to New York City every few months to take in European films playing there that were not available in Quebec. Pelletier ran unsuccessfully in a Quebec City riding during the 1993 election (Canadian federal election, 1993), which saw the party capture few seats in the province of Quebec outside of their federalist stronghold of Montreal. That campaign saw Chrétien become Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Canada), and Pelletier became his Chief of Staff (Chief of Staff (Canada)), making him head of the Prime Minister's Office (Prime Minister's Office (Canada)). colours Green (Green (color))


stage performing

Dion on stage performing Eyes On Me in Montreal, Canada, August 15, 2008 On August 22, 2008, Celine Dion presented a free show, exclusively francophone, ''Céline Dion à Québec : Près de 250 000 personnes sur les Plaines'', LCN. (See the reportage

Quebec City

leader_title2 Prov. riding (List of Quebec provincial electoral districts) leader_name2 title List frame_style border:none; padding: 0; list_style text-align:left;display:none; 1 Charlesbourg (Charlesbourg (provincial electoral district)) 2 Chauveau (Chauveau (electoral district)) 3 Jean-Lesage 4 Jean-Talon 5 La Peltrie 6 Louis-Hébert (Louis-Hébert (provincial electoral district)) 7 Montmorency (Montmorency (provincial electoral district)) 8 Taschereau (Taschereau (electoral district)) 9 Vanier-Les Rivières area_footnotes area_magnitude area_total_km2 484.10 area_land_km2 454.10 area_water_km2 area_water_percent area_urban_footnotes area_urban_km2 669.39 area_metro_footnotes area_metro_km2 3349.12 elevation_footnotes Québec City - The Canadian Encyclopedia tags-- elevation_m 98 elevation_ft population_footnotes population_total 516,622 (11th (List of the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population)) population_as_of 2011 population_density_km2 1137.7 population_urban_footnotes population_urban 696946 population_density_urban_km2 1041.2 population_metro_footnotes population_metro 765,706 (7th (List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada)) population_density_metro_km2 228.6 population_blank1_title Pop  2006-2011 population_blank1 5.2% population_density_blank1_km2 population_blank2_title Dwellings population_blank2 255785 population_note blank_name_sec2 GDP blank_info_sec2 US$ (American dollar) 33.4 billion blank1_name_sec2 GDP per capita blank1_info_sec2 US$ 41,907 timezone EST (Eastern Time Zone) utc_offset −5 timezone_DST EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) utc_offset_DST −4 postal_code_type Postal code(s) (Canadian postal code) postal_code G1A to G2N (List of G postal codes of Canada) area_code 418 and 581 (Area codes 418 and 581) blank_name Highways blank_info blank1_name SGC code (Standard Geographical Classification code (Canada)) blank1_info 24 23 027 blank2_name NTS (National Topographic System) Map blank2_info 021L14 blank3_name GNBC (Geographical Names Board of Canada) Code blank3_info EHTWR blank4_name blank4_info website footnotes

'''Quebec''' ( to the southwest.

The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis (Lévis, Quebec), on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, ''Kébec'', an Algonquin (Algonquin language) word meaning "where the river narrows". Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities (List of North American cities by year of foundation) in North America. The ramparts (Ramparts of Quebec City) surrounding Old Quebec (''Vieux-Québec'') are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'. "Historic District of Old Québec". World Heritage (World Heritage Site); UNESCO. Retrieved January 12, 2009.

According to the federal (Government of Canada) and provincial government (Politics of Quebec#Government of Quebec)s, ''Québec'' is the city's official name in both French (Quebec French) and English (Canadian English), although ''Quebec City'' (or its French equivalent, ''Ville de Québec'') is commonly used, particularly to distinguish the city from the province. The city's famous landmarks include the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline, and La Citadelle, an intact fortress that forms the centre-piece of the ramparts surrounding the old city. The National Assembly of Quebec (provincial legislature), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (''National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec''), and the Musée de la civilisation (''Museum of Civilization'') are found within or near Vieux-Québec.

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