About Quebec City - Canada
Quebec is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. As of 2011 the city has a population of 516,622, and the metropolitan area has a population of 765,706, making it the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal, which is about 233 km 145 mi to the southwest.
According to the federal and provincial governments, Québec is the city's official name in both French and English, although Quebec City or its French equivalent, Ville de Québec is commonly used, particularly to distinguish the city from the province. The city's most famous landmark is the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline. The National Assembly of Quebec provincial legislature , the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, and the Musée de la civilisation Museum of Civilization are found within or near Vieux-Québec.