Quebec meaning

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A province of eastern Canada. Originally the inhabited portion of New France along the St. Lawrence River, it became the Province of Quebec when it was awarded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In 1771 it was divided into Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada. The two provinces were reunited in 1841 as the Province of Canada and separated once again with Confederation in 1867. French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city.
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(place) Province of E Canada, between Hudson Bay & the Gulf of St. Lawrence: 523,696 sq mi (1,356,367 sq km)
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The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, it served as capital of New France before becoming a provincial capital under the British.
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(place) Capital of this province: seaport on the St. Lawrence River.
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Origin of quebec

  • Fr Québec, earlier Quebecq, Kébec, prob. < Algonquian name of region where the city was built

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition