city in Québec, Canada
Shawinigan is a city on the Saint-Maurice River in Quebec, Canada. In 2011, 50060 people lived there.
City of Shawinigan
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 46°34′N 72°45′W / 46.567°N 72.750°W|
|Constituted||January 1, 2002|
|• Mayor||Michel Angers|
|• Federal riding||Saint-Maurice—Champlain|
|• Prov. riding||Laviolette and Saint-Maurice|
|• City||61.83 km2 (23.87 sq mi)|
|• Metro||508.98 km2 (196.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||68.2/km2 (177/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
G9N to G9T
|Website||City of Shawinigan Website|
Michel Angers was elected as mayor in the 2009 municipal election.
The name of the city has also been spelled different over periods of time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane and could either mean "portage", "portage of beeches", "angular portage" or "summit" or "crest".
- Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
- Jacques Plante, Former ice hockey goaltender
- City of Shawinigan - Official city website