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Full nameSherbrooke
Official nameSherbrooke
Settlement typeCity
MottoNe quid nimis
Electoral Districts

MayorBernard Sévigny
Governing bodySherbrooke City Council
Federal MP(s)Pierre-Luc Dusseault (NDP)
Quebec MNA(s)Jean Charest (PLQ)
Total Area136.4 sq mi (353.46 km2)
Metro Area475.5 sq mi (1231.86 km2)
Highest Elevation1240.2 ft (378 m)
Lowest Elevation419.9 ft (128 m)
Total Population147427 (2006)
Density (pop.)417.1/km2 (1080.3/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)186952
Change (2001-06)(+)6.2%
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code(s)J1E, J1G, J1H, J1J, J1K,
J1L, J1M, J1N, J1R
Area code819
Access Routes

Telephone Exchanges-212 239 340 345-9 432 434 437 446 542 560 -6 569 570 - 4 575 577
NTS Map021E05

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Sherbrooke (2006 population: 147,427) is a Canadian city in southern Quebec. Sherbrooke is situated at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie administrative region. Sherbrooke is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Sherbrooke. With 153,384 residents in 2009, Sherbrooke was the sixth largest city in the province of Quebec. The Sherbrooke Census Metropolitan Area had 194,555 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Quebec and twentieth largest in Canada.

Sherbrooke is the primary economic, political, cultural and institutional centre of Estrie, and was commonly known as the Queen of the Eastern Townships at the turn of the 20th century. Sherbrooke has eight institutions that make up the Sherbrooke University Pole, which welcomes some 40,000 students each year and employs some 11,000 persons.

Mountains and lakes surround the city. Mont-Bellevue Park, a large park in the city, is used for downhill skiing.

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