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Facts About Rimouski
Rimouski was founded by Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire in 1696.
The largest employer in Rimouski and the region is the Regional Hospital of Rimouski with 2200 employees and 170 doctors.
The artist Philomène Belliveau lived and died in Rimouski.
Rimouski is home to Canada’s first submarine open to the public
Rimouski is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, at the mouth of the Rimouski River.
The city is divided into 11 districts. Six of those districts were small communities but were merged within Rimouski in 2002, except for Le Bic, which was merged in 2009.
The Estimated Population of Rimouski is 48,664.
Rimouski is the site of Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Cégep de Rimouski and the Music Conservatory.
The land was granted to Augustin Rouer de la Cardonnière in 1688.
Rimouski hosted the Jeux du Québec in 2001 and was the host of the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2009.