Saguenay is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec, situated about 200 kilometers to the north of Quebec City. It is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec on the Saguenay River. The city is situated about 126 kilometers northwest of Tadoussac at the confluence with the St. Lawrence River. The city population of Saguenay is 144,300 while its metropolitan population is 157,790. Furthermore, Saguenay has a city land area of 1,279 square kilometers but its metropolitan area has a land area of 3564.02 square kilometers. This gives it a city population density of 128.5 per square kilometers and a metropolitan population density of 61.5 per square kilometers.
Saguenay took its root from Chicoutimi, Jonquiere and the town of La Baie. The merger of the three cities in 2002 gave rise to Saguenay. The city of Saguenay is divided into three boroughs based on the three cities that formed it. Most of the residents of Saguenay speak French (up to 98.1% of the residents). The other minor languages include English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, German and so forth.
Furthermore, Saguenay’s economy is based on teaching and developing research in applied technologies for biomedical sciences, energy, boreal forest, aluminum, and genomics. The city also has some other interesting features such as three large industrial parks of commercial facilities, six shopping centers, five city centers and shopping center, five major commercial arteries and power centers.
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