Place:Shawinigan, Saint-Maurice, Québec, Canada

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NameShawinigan
Alt namesShawinigan Fallssource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
TypeCity
Coordinates46.56396°N 72.74061°W
Located inSaint-Maurice, Québec, Canada
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shawinigan is a city located on the Saint-Maurice River in the Mauricie area in Quebec, Canada. It had a population of 50,060 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

Shawinigan is also a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Shawinigan. Its geographical code is 36. Shawinigan is the seat of the judicial district of Saint-Maurice.

The name Shawinigan has had numerous spellings over time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane. It may mean "south portage", "portage of beeches", "angular portage", or "summit" or "crest". Before 1958 the city was known as Shawinigan Falls.

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