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Quebec City [Canada]

Quebec City [Canada]

Quebec City is the capital of the French-speaking province of the same name.

On the banks of the Saint Laurent River, Quebec City is among the most prosperous cities in Canada. It is an economic and tourist centre as well as a busy port (the 3rd biggest in the country).

Divided into eight districts, the city has a population of more than 500,000 in a conurbation of almost 750,000 inhabitants. In 2008, Quebec City celebrated the 400th anniversary of its founding date (1608), marking its role as the cradle of French-speaking culture on the American continent.

The old quarters of Quebec City are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Quebec is also the only fortified city in North America.

Liège and Quebec City

A cooperation and friendship agreement has linked the two cities since 2002, in particular with regard to French-speaking solidarity. Since 2008, Liège has hosted a Quebec Film Festival.