Shawinigan

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City of Shawinigan
Shawinigan, Quebec
Coordinates: 46°34′N 72°45′W / 46.567°N 72.75°W / 46.567; -72.75Coordinates: 46°34′N 72°45′W / 46.567°N 72.75°W / 46.567; -72.75
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Town 1851
Constituted January 1, 2002
Government
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Michel Angers
 • Federal riding Saint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. riding Laviolette and Saint-Maurice
Area
 • City 61.83 km2 (23.87 sq mi)
 • Metro 508.98 km2 (196.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 50,060
 • Density 68.2/km2 (177/sq mi)
 • Urban 47,735
 • Metro 55,009
 • Metro density 55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code(s) G9N to G9T
Area code(s) 819

Shawinigan is a city on the Saint-Maurice River in Quebec, Canada. In 2011, 50060 people lived there.

Michel Angers was elected as mayor in the 2009 municipal election.

The name of the city has also been spelled different over periods of time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane and could either mean "portage", "portage of beeches", "angular portage" or "summit" or "crest".

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