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 Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Quebec (pronounced [kwəˈbɛk] or [kəˈbɛk]) (French: Québec, pronounced [kebɛk]) is the largest province in Canada geographically, and the second most populous, after Ontario, with a population of 7,568,640 (Statistics Canada, January 2005).
Quebec is the only Canadian province where English is not an official language, and it is one of only two Canadian provinces where French is an official language (the other one being New Brunswick).
The Quiet Revolution was a period of dramatic social and political change that saw the decline of the Roman Catholic Church's influence, the nationalization of Hydro-Québec and the emergence of a separatist movement under former Lesage minister René Lévesque.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Quebec   (2027 words)

  
 List of country name etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Portuguese Rio de Camarões ("River of Shrimps"), the name given to the River Wouri by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century.
After the river Jordan, the name of which derives from the Hebrew and Canaanite root yrd — "descend" (into the Dead Sea.) The river Jordan forms part of the border between Jordan and Israel/West Bank.
From the Moldova River in Romania, possibly from Gothic Mulda (dust, mud) via the [[Principality of Moldavia (Moldova in Romanian).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_country_name_etymologies   (9365 words)

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