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Saint Lawrence River Passing Quebec City, Canada

46.8N 71.2W

April 1st, 2010 Category: Rivers

Canada - March 5th, 2010

Canada - March 5th, 2010

The Saint Lawrence River (in French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage of the Great Lakes Basin. It traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and other places in the U.S.A.

Quebec City (French: Ville de Québec), the capital of the eponymous Canadian province, is located in the lower left quadrant, where the river narrows. In fact, the narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows”.

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