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10 Interesting Facts About Chateauguay

Facts About Chateauguay

  • The actual village of Châteauguay was created in 1855, after the abolition of the seigneurie system in Quebec by the United Province of Canada.
  • Châteauguay is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, located both on the Chateauguay River and Lac St-Louis, which is a section of the St. Lawrence River.
  • The land was first given to Charles Lemoyne by the governor of New France at the time, the Comte de Frontenac with the intention of setting up a seigneurie in the area.
  • Twelve different ethnic groups represent at least 1% of the population in Chateauguay.
  • Châteauguay is twinned with Cambrai, France; Châteaugay, France & Moose Jaw, Canada.
  • Since 1984, Châteauguay has been home to one of the largest HVDC-back-to-back stations in the world with an operating voltage of 140 kV and a maximum transmission rate of 1000 MW.
  • Châteauguay played an important part in the colonial history of North America. With the United States has declared war on Britain in 1812, Châteauguay was seen as little more than a good vantage point to post troops to defend Montreal against an invasion.
  • The Estimated Population of Chateauguay is 46,264.
  • In 1763 France relinquished its claims in Canada and Châteauguay was under British mandate.
  • The city’s local newspaper is Le Soleil. Châteauguay Express was shut down in 2014.
Facts About Chateauguay
Facts About Chateauguay

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