Chambly


Chambly
/sham"blee, shahm"-/; Fr. /shahonn blee"/, n.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada. 12,190.

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      city, Montérégie region, southern Quebec province, Canada. The city lies along the Chambly Basin—a widening of the Richelieu River. Its site, 14 miles (23 km) east of Montreal city, was first occupied by Fort-Chambly, a wooden stockade built in 1665 by Captain Jacques de Chambly, a French army officer and leader of the Carignan Regiment. Destroyed by Iroquois Indians in 1702, it was later rebuilt in stone. Surrendered to the British in 1760, the fort played an important part during the American invasion of 1775 and during the War of 1812.

      The city is now an agricultural market centre of a cash crop, dairying, and fruit-growing region. A nearby hydroelectric plant supplies power for Chambly and much of Montreal. Among the city's many historical sites are Fort-Chambly National Historic Park, the monument and home of Colonel de Salaberry (a hero of the War of 1812), and Jacques-de-Chambly Historical Village, a collection of 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Inc. 1951. Pop. (2006) 22,608.

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