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Why was Quebec City chosen to be the capital of Quebec, Canada?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "Throughout its over four hundred years of existence, Quebec City has served as a capital. From 1608 to 1627 and 1632 to 1763, it was capital of French Canada and all of New France; from 1763 to 1791, it was the capital of the Province of Quebec; from 1791 to 1841, it was the capital of Lower Canada; from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1866, it was capital of the Province of Canada; and since 1867, it has been capital of the Province of Quebec. The administrative region in which Quebec City is situated is officially referred to as Capitale-Nationale and the term "national capital" is used to refer to Quebec City itself at provincial level."

    The choice came naturally as Quebec City was the first, and therefore oldest, permanent settlement of New France, which later became Lower Canada, which later became Quebec. The political power has always been based there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think because it's the oldest city.

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