The city of Québec was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain. Cradle of French civilization in North America, its name comes from the Algonquin kebek, or "narrowing of the river". Québec was the capital of Canada during 1849-1865 and since 1867 capital of the largest Canadian province, which also bears its name.
Orbit type: Main Belt
Reference: MPC 56961