Shawinigan

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Shawinigan
Ceety o Shawinigan frae athort the river
Ceety o Shawinigan frae athort the river
Eik-name(s): 
The Ceety o Electricity
Motto(s): 
Age Quod Agis (Dae whit ye are daein)
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Coordinates (550, avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville[1]): 46°34′N 72°45′W / 46.567°N 72.750°W / 46.567; -72.750[2]
Kintra Canadae
Province Quebec
RegionMauricie
RCMNane
Settled1851
Constitutit1 Januar 2002
Govrenment
 • MayorMichel Angers
 • Federal ridingSaint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. ridingLaviolette an Saint-Maurice
Area
 • Ceety798.80 km2 (308.42 sq mi)
 • Laund733.48 km2 (283.20 sq mi)
 • Urban109.93 km2 (42.44 sq mi)
 • Metro987.14 km2 (381.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Ceety50,060
 • Density68.2/km2 (177/sq mi)
 • Urban47,735
 • Urban density434.3/km2 (1,125/sq mi)
 • Metro55,009
 • Metro density55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2006–11)
Decrease3.6%
 • Dwallins
26302
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Websitewww.shawinigan.ca

Shawinigan is a ceety locatit on the Saint-Maurice River in the Mauricie aurie in Quebec, Canadae. It haed a population o 50,060 as o the Canada 2011 Census.

Shawinigan is an aw a territory equivalent tae a regional coonty municipality (TE) an census diveesion (CD) o Quebec, coextensive wi the ceety o Shawinigan. Its geographical code is 36. Shawinigan is the seat o the judicial destrict o Saint-Maurice.[6]

The name Shawinigan haes haed numerous spellins ower time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane. It mey mean "sooth portage", "portage o beeches", "angular portage", or "summit" or "crest".[2] Afore 1958, the ceety wis kent as Shawinigan Faws.

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  1. a b c Geographic code 36033 in the offeecial Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  2. a b "Shawinigan (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 11 Februar 2010.
  3. a b "(Code 2436033) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. a b Shawinigan (Population centre), Quebec 2011 Census profile
  5. a b Shawinigan (Census agglomeration), Quebec 2011 Census profile. The census agglomeration consists of Shawinigan, Saint-Boniface, Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac. In the 2006 census, the census agglomeration had included Grandes-Piles, but had not included Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac.
  6. Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.

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