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Lévis (officially Ville de Lévis) is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City. It covers an area of 444 square kilometers. The population in 2002 was estimated at 124,487 (based on the 1996 Canadian census). Its current incarnation was founded on January 1, 2002, as the result of a merger between ten cities, including the older city of Lévis.

Lévis is home to the Mouvement Desjardins headquarters. Its founder, Alphonse Desjardins, lived in Lévis. He and his wife ran the first caisse from their home. The city is also a major center of agricultural businesses and of institutions and corporations involved in research and development in agricultural science.

Territory

On January 1, 2002, ten cities were merged by the provincial government to form the new city of Lévis: Charny, Lévis, Pintendre, Sainte-Hélène-de-Breakeyville, Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Rédempteur, Saint-Romuald. It is currently divided in three districts[1] (http://www.ville.levis.qc.ca/Fr/Contenus/Gui_car.htm): Desjardins, Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Ouest and Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est.

Lévis covers an area of 444 square kilometers: 10% urban, 48% farmlands, 36% forests and 6% wetlands.

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