«Welcome, here is the general information we possess about Quebec city:»
Quebec is located on the north shore of the St-Lawrence river, immediately upstream from the St-Lawrence estuary.
Its territory is bordered to the West by the cities of Sillery, Sainte-Foy and Ancienne-Lorette, to the North by Val-Bélair and Lac-Saint-Charles, to the East by Charlesbourg and Beauport and to the South by the St-Lawrence. Vanier and Loretteville are enclosed by Quebec.
The city's territory is divided into four sectors and 15 districts:
- Upper-Town sector
- Lower-Town sector
- Limoilou sector
- Des rivieres sector
The first two sectors are the most interesting from a tourist point of view, the others having more of a commercial and industrial vocation.
Quebec's area covers 94 square kilometers (36 Square miles), for a population of approximately 165 100.
The important dates that marked the city's development:
- 1833 Charter that governs Quebec city
- 1845 Burning of the St-Roch and St-Jean suburbs
- 1852 National capital
- 1866 Burning of the St-Roch and St-Sauveur suburbs
- 1881 Burning of the St-John and St-Louis suburbs
- 1889 Burning of the St-Sauveur suburb
- 1896 Current municipal building, Desjardins street
- 1908 Tricentury feast
- 1911 Creation of the Champs de bataille, Quebec Coliseum
- 1963 Old-Quebec, historical surrounding
- 1966 Landscaping along the St-Charles river
- 1983 Gabrielle Roy library, rebuilding of the Prescott door
- 1984 World sailing capital, Old-Port re-arranged
- 1985 Old-Quebec, jewel of the world's heritage
- 1987 Summit of Francophone countries
- 1995 Departure of the Nordiques (hockey team).