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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's location in comparison tae the whole Canadian province o Quebec.
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's location in comparison tae the whole Canadian province o Quebec.
Kintra Canadae
Province Quebec
 • Total98,710.11 km2 (38,112.19 sq mi)
 • Total274,880
 • Density2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
WebsitePortail de la Région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (French pronunciation: ​[saɡ.nɛ.lak.sɛ̃.ʒɑ̃], Quebec French pronunciation : [saɡ.ne.lak.sẽ.ʒã]) is a region in Quebec, Canadae. It contains the Saguenay Fjord, the estuary o the Saguenay River, stretching through hintle o the region. It is kent as Sagamie in French an aw, frae the first pairt o "Saguenay" an the last pairt o "Piekouagami", the Innu name (meanin "flat lake") for Lac Saint-Jean, wi the feenal "e" addit tae follae the model o ither existin region names such as Mauricie, Témiscamie, Jamésie, an Matawinie. [1] Archived 2008-12-22 at the Wayback Machine The name Saguenay is possibly derivit frae the Innu wird "Saki-nip" which means "whare watter flows oot". [2] Archived 2007-10-25 at the Wayback Machine [3] Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine Wi a land aurie o 98,710.11 km2 (38,112.19 sq mi), the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is, efter the Nord-du-Québec an Côte-Nord regions, the third lairgest o Quebec regions in aurie.

This region is bathit bi twa major wattercourses, Lac Saint-Jean an the Saguenay River, baith o which mark its landscape deeply an hae been the main drives o its development in history. It is irrigatit bi several oither lairge wattercourses an aw. Bordered bi forests an muntainous massifs, the region constitutes a fertile enclave in the Canadian Shield. Baith the scenery an the cultural steids an activities o Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean attract tourists ivery year. Lac Saint-Jean is a popular vacation destination in the simmer for residents o the mair urban regions o Quebec.

The region is considered the heartland o the Quebec sovereignty muivement.

The brawnie o the region can be seen in the 1991 film Black Robe, directit bi Bruce Beresford.


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The population o the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region wis 274,880 at the Canadae 2011 Census, representin 3.5 % o Quebec's population. It is concentratit primarily in three clusters: the ceety o Saguenay (pop. 144,746), the ceety o Alma (pop. 30,904) an the agglomeration o Roberval (pop. 10,227), Saint-Félicien (pop. 10,278) an Dolbeau-Mistassini (pop. 14,384). Saguenay, the region's lairgest ceety, is locatit slichtly wast o the fjord, maistly sooth o the river.


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Follaein the Saguenay municipal reorganization in 2002, the region nou coonts 49 municipalities (includin unorganizit territories).

Regional Coonty Municipalities

Unthirlt Ceety

Indian Reserve

Sources: Government of Quebec, Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MAMROT); Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

Major commonties

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  1. a b "(Code 2475) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

Freemit airtins

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