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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
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
Region Mauricie
RCM Nane
Settled 1851
Constitutit 1 Januar 2002
 • Mayor Michel Angers
 • Federal riding Saint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. riding Laviolette an Saint-Maurice
 • Ceety 798.80 km2 (308.42 sq mi)
 • Laund 733.48 km2 (283.20 sq mi)
 • Urban[4] 109.93 km2 (42.44 sq mi)
 • Metro[5] 987.14 km2 (381.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Ceety 50,060
 • Density 68.2/km2 (177/sq mi)
 • Urban[4] 47,735
 • Urban density 434.3/km2 (1,125/sq mi)
 • Metro[5] 55,009
 • Metro density 55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2006–11) Decrease3.6%
 • Dwallins 26,302
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G9N tae G9T
Aurie code(s) 819

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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