Quebec City

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Quebec City, Québec, Canada
latitude: 46.82, longitude: -71.28
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Quebec City is a city in Québec, Canada at latitude 46°49′12″ North, longitude 71°16′48″ West.

Québec (also Quebec City) is the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. It has been founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and this year (2008) the 400th birthday is celebrated. It is the first founded European city in non-Spanish North America. It is currently also the only remaining walled city north of the Rio Grande.

Boroughs

Québec consists of the following boroughs (arrondissements):

  • Beauport (northeast)
  • Charlesbourg (north)
  • La Cité (center-east)
  • La Haute-Saint-Charles (northwest)
  • Laurentien (west)
  • Les Rivières (center)
  • Limoilou (center-northeast)
  • Sainte-Foy–Sillery (south)

The boroughs of La Cité, Limoilou, Sainte-Foy-Sillery, and a part of Les Rivières have seen quite some mapping. The other boroughs however, have mostly their most important roads mapped. Please see the slippy map for the most accurate information.

Nearby municipalities

MRC de Québec (part of Quebec City until 2006)

  • L'Ancienne-Lorette (an enclave, center-west)
  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (southwest)

Rive Nord

  • Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury
  • Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
  • Shannon
  • Lac-Beauport
  • Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
  • L'Île-d'Orléans

Rive Sud

  • Lévis
  • Saint-Romuald
  • Saint-Nicolas
  • Charny

Transportation

Québec can be reached in the following ways:

By car

  • Autoroute 20 (east from Montréal, and west from the Maritimes)
  • Autoroute 40 (east from Montréal and Trois-Rivières)
  • Autoroute 73 (north from the Beauce, and Maine, USA)
  • Autoroute 175 (south from the Saguenay)
  • Autoroute 138 (southwest from the Charlevoix and Côte-Nord)

By boat

  • The Saint Lawrence river is a main shipping route from Montréal towards the Atlantic. Québec has a port on it.

By train

  • Quebec has a train service towards Montréal.

By air

  • Quebec is serviced by Jean-Lesage International Airport.