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Charlesbourg (shärlˈbŏrg) [key], city (1991 pop. 70,788), S Que., Canada. It is a northern suburb of Quebec city. One of the oldest parishes in the province, it includes part of the seigniory first granted to the Jesuits in 1626 and was settled in 1659. Its earlier name was Bourg Royal.

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