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Quebec (/kɨˈbɛk/; French: Québec [kebɛk] ( )), also Québec, Quebec City, or Québec City (French: Ville de Québec), is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. As of 2011 the city has a population of 516,622, and the metropolitan area has a population of 765,706, making it the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal, which is about 233 km (145 mi) to the southwest.
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Quebec (/kwɨˈbɛk/ or /kɨˈbɛk/; French: Québec [kebɛk] ( )) is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province that has a predominantly French-speaking population, and the only one to have French as its sole provincial official language.
In 1776, British troops managed to end the American siege of Quebec by innoculating prostitutes with smallpox and sending them out of the city. This early method of bioweapons transmitted the disease to the soldiers.