Beauport, Quebec City

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Beauport
Borough of Quebec City
Beauport as seen from Île d'Orléans
Beauport as seen from Île d'Orléans
Motto: "Fide Et Labore Valebo"  (Latin)
"My worthiness stems from my faith and labour"
Quebec City with Beauport in red
Quebec City with Beauport in red
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Municipality Quebec City
Settled 17th century
Incorporated 1634
Merged January 1, 2002
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Régis Labeaume
 • Councillors
Area
 • Total 74.37 km2 (28.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 74,881
 • Density 1,006.9/km2 (2,608/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website Beauport borough on www.ville.quebec.qc.ca

Beauport is a borough of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River.

Beauport is a northeastern suburb of Quebec City. Manufacturers include paint, construction materials, printers, and hospital supplies. Food transportation is important to the economy. Attractions include Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (Montmorency Falls Park), which contains a fortification built in 1759 by James Wolfe and Manoir Montmorency, the home from 1791 to 1794 of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.

The city's historic district contains many interesting churches and homes, including Bélanger-Girardin House, a National Historic Site of Canada where visitors can learn about Beauport's heritage.[1] Annual events include the spring arts festival Salon de Mai and the summer Festival Folklorique des enfants du monde, a multicultural and international children's folklore festival.

History[edit]

Beauport was established in 1634, making it one of the oldest European-founded communities in Canada.

It was incorporated as a city in 1976 through the amalgamation of seven municipalities (Beauport, Saint-Michel-Archange, Giffard, Villeneuve, Montmorency, Courville and Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux). During the 1990s its population continued to grow because of its economic diversification, available space, and outdoor recreational opportunities. On January 1, 2002, Beauport was merged into Quebec City.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 74,881
  • % Change (2001-2006): +2.8
  • Dwellings: 31,461
  • Area (km²): 74.37 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 1,006.8 [2]
The Montmorency River and Falls form the eastern boundary of Beauport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bélanger-Girardin House. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada 2006, Community profile.

Coordinates: 46°51′00″N 71°10′59″W / 46.850°N 71.183°W / 46.850; -71.183