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Shawinigan
Ceety o Shawinigan frae athort the river
Ceety o Shawinigan frae athort the river
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Nickname(s): 
The Ceety o Electricity
Motto(s): 
Age Quod Agis (Dae whit ye are daein)
Shawinigan is locatit in Quebec
Shawinigan
Shawinigan
Location in Quebec, Canadae
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)
 • Land733.48 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
26,302
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Aurie code(s)819
Wabsteidwww.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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Geographic code 36033 in the offeecial Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Shawinigan (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "(Code 2436033) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shawinigan (Population centre), Quebec 2011 Census profile
  5. 5.0 5.1 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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