The Québec Citadel

The Québec Citadel (HM1J60)

Location: Québec, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada

N 46° 48.459', W 71° 12.459'

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La Citadelle de Québec

English:
In 1820 Lieutenant-Colonel Elias Walker Durnford of the Royal Engineers took charge of the construction of the Québec Citadel, which completed the city's defensive works begun during the French régime. Set on the heights of Cap-aux-Diamants, the Citadel dominated the town, harbour and the surrounding countryside. The ramparts were completed in 1831, and the major buildings within the walls about 1850. The walls also contain Frontenac's 1693 redoubt and a 1750 powder magazine. Since 1872 the Citadel has been an official residence of the Governor General of Canada, who spends part of each year here.

French:
À partir de 1820, l'ingénieur royal Elias Walker Durnford dirige la construction de la citadelle de Québec. Il complète ainsi le système défensif de la ville dont les premiers ouvrages remontent au régime français. Aménagée sur les hauteurs du Cap-aux-Diamants, la citadelle domine la ville, la campagne et la rade de Québec. Son rempart est complété en 1831 et les principaux édifices à l'intérieur, vers 1850. On retrouve aussi la redoute du Cap construite en 1693 par Frontenac et une poudrière de 1750. Depuis 1872, la citadelle sert de résidence aux Gouverneurs généraux du Canada qui y séjournent tous les ans.
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HM NumberHM1J60
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331563 N 5186155
Decimal Degrees46.80765000, -71.20765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.459', W 71° 12.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 27.5400" N, 71° 12' 27.5400" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Côte de la Citadelle, Québec Québec , CA
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