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Saguenay, Quebec

Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (pop. approx. 150 000) in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 150 kilometres north of Quebec City.

The city was formed on February 18, 2002, by the merger of the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie[?], and Laterrière[?], along with the municipalities of Lac-Kénogami and Shipshaw and part of the township of Tremblay.

The city is divided into three boroughs:

  • Chicoutimi (territories of Chicoutimi, Laterrière, and Tremblay township);
  • Jonquière (territories of Jonquière, Lac-Kénogami, and Shipshaw);
  • La Baie (territory of La Baie).

The mayor of Saguenay is Jean Tremblay.

The term "the Saguenay" is used for the whole Saguenay River region. See Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. It is also used for a federal electoral district (riding), currently Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay; as of 2004, the northern part of the city will become the riding of Du Saguenay.

See List of communities in Quebec.

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