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Shawinigan

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
Shawinigan, Quebec
Shawinigan, Quebec
Coordinates: Coordinates: 46°34′N 72°45′W / 46.567°N 72.750°W / 46.567; -72.750
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
Town1851
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2002
Government
 • TypeTown
 • MayorMichel Angers
 • Federal ridingSaint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. ridingLaviolette and Saint-Maurice
Area
 • City61.83 km2 (23.87 sq mi)
 • Metro
508.98 km2 (196.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • City50,060
 • Density68.2/km2 (177/sq mi)
 • Urban
47,735
 • Metro
55,009
 • Metro density55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G9N to G9T
Area code(s)819
WebsiteCity 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".

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