Fr. /kannp deuh lann manndeu len"/, n.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Three Rivers, on the St. Lawrence. 32,626.

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      city, southern Quebec province, southeastern Canada. It is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River (Saint Lawrence River and Seaway), at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River, opposite Trois-Rivières city and midway between Quebec and Montreal cities.

      Named for an abbot of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-de-Châteaudun, France, the city was first settled in the 17th century but developed only after 1900, when sawmills and pulp mills were established. Industries of economic importance to the city include those that manufacture pulp, paper products, aluminum foil, clothing, and abrasives. Cap-de-la-Madeleine is the site of a famous shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary (1714) and of a large basilica honouring Our Lady of the Cape (1964). Inc. 1923. Pop. (2001) 32,534.

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