Stadacona was a 16th-century St. Lawrence Iroquoian village near present-day Quebec City.
French explorer and navigator Jacques Cartier, travelling and charting the Saint Lawrence River, reached it on 7 September 1535. He returned to Stadacona to spend the winter there with his group of 110 men. At the time, the chief of the village was Donnacona. Jacques had abducted many of the aboriginals from Stadacona and later on, after Donnacona had died, a new chief was put in the place to fill in for Donnacona.
Samuel de Champlain later chose the location of this village to establish the colony of l'Habitation, the start of the settlement of Quebec.
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Coordinates: 46°49′28″N 71°14′36.4″W / 46.82444°N 71.243444°W