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10 Interesting facts about the province of Quebec

As Saint-Jean-Baptiste day approaches, here are ten fun facts about Quebec that you might not have known.


Quebec City


1: Founded a long time ago

Quebec City was founded in 1608


2: Narrow river

The name “Quebec” originates from the word “Kebec”, an Algonquin word that means “where the river narrows”.


3: Old age

Quebec City has a median age of 43.5, the oldest of any major city in Canada.


The Chateau Frontenac
The Chateau Frontenac. Photo credit: Expedia.ca