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Île Jésus

Hochelaga Archipelago Quebec Laval, Quebec
Île Jésus
Archipel Hochelaga.PNG
Map of the Hochelaga Archipelago, with Île Jésus at the north
Île Jésus is located in Quebec
Île Jésus
Île Jésus
Geography
LocationSaint Lawrence River
Rivière des Mille Îles
Coordinates45°35′N 73°45′W / 45.583°N 73.750°W / 45.583; -73.750Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°45′W / 45.583°N 73.750°W / 45.583; -73.750
ArchipelagoHochelaga Archipelago
Area242 km2 (93 sq mi)
Administration
Canada
TerritoryQuebec
CityLaval
Demographics
Population422,993 (2016)

Île Jésus (French: [il ʒezy], Jesus Island) is a river island in southwestern Quebec, separated from the mainland to the north by the Rivière des Mille Îles, and from the Island of Montreal to the south by the Rivière des Prairies.

The second-largest (242 km2 (93 sq mi)) island in the Hochelaga Archipelago (after the Island of Montreal), Île Jésus is the major component of the City of Laval, along with the Îles Laval and several other islands. The island is still rural in nature, with most of the urban area in the central region and along the south and west river banks.

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