Saint-Romuald, Quebec

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Saint-Romuald
City
Église de Saint-Romuald.jpg
Country Canada
Province Quebec
MRC Lévis
Established 1903
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Danielle Roy-Marinelli
Area
 • Total 17.16 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 11,663
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Saint-Romuald is a district within the Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est borough of Lévis, Quebec, Canada, located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from Quebec City. The district was formerly a town (Saint-Romuald d'Etchemin), but was amalgamated with Lévis on January 1, 2002.

The largest oil refinery in eastern Canada, owned by Valero Energy Corporation, is located in Saint-Romuald.

The Quebec Bridge connects Saint-Romauld to Sainte-Foy, a district of Quebec City.

The Etchemin River flows into the Saint Lawrence River at Saint-Romuald.

The district is named after a Roman Catholic parish, which is named in honour of Saint Romuald (c. 951–June 19, 1027), the founder of the Camaldolese order. The church is described as neo-classical in style and was built in 1855 by Joseph and Louis Larose.[1]

According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 11,633
  • % Change (2001–2006): +7.3
  • Dwellings: 5,568
  • Area (km²): 17.16 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 677.9

Notable people[edit]

Ariane Moffatt, singer-songwriter

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°45′21″N 71°14′16″W / 46.75583°N 71.23778°W / 46.75583; -71.23778 (Saint-Romuald, Quebecs)