Saint-Romuald, Quebec

Saint-Romuald is a district within the Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est borough of Lévis, Quebec, Canada, located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from Quebec City. The district was formerly a town (Saint-Romuald d'Etchemin), but was amalgamated with Lévis on January 1, 2002.

Saint-Romuald
City
Church
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
MRCLévis
Established1903
Government
  TypeMunicipality
  MayorFrançois Caron
Area
  Total17.16 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)[1]
  Total11,663
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

The largest oil refinery in eastern Canada, owned by Valero Energy Corporation, is located in Saint-Romuald.

The Quebec Bridge connects Saint-Romuald to Sainte-Foy, a district of Quebec City.

The Etchemin River flows into the Saint Lawrence River at Saint-Romuald.

The district is named after a Roman Catholic parish, which is named in honour of Saint Romuald (c. 951–June 19, 1027), the founder of the Camaldolese order. The church is described as neo-classical in style and was built in 1855 by Joseph and Louis Larose.[1]

According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 11,633
  • % Change (2001–06): +7.3
  • Dwellings: 5,568
  • Area (km²): 17.16 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 677.9

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