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Province of Lower Canada

Province du Bas-Canada
1791–1841
Flag of Lower Canada
Flag
Évolution territoriale du Bas-Canada.gif
Status British colony
Capital Quebec City
Common languages French, English
Government Château Clique oligarchy
under a
Constitutional monarchy
Sovereign  
• 1791–1820
George III
• 1820–1830
George IV
• 1830–1837
William IV
• 1837–1841
Victoria
Lieutenant-Governor and Executive Council of Lower Canada  
Legislature Parliament of Lower Canada
Legislative Council
Legislative Assembly
Historical era British Era
26 December 1791
• Act of Union 1840
10 February 1841
Area
1839 534,185 km2 (206,250 sq mi)
Population
• 1839
700000
Currency Canadian pound
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Province of Quebec (1763–1791)
United Province of Canada
Colony of Newfoundland
Today part of

The Province of Lower Canada was a British colony in Canada. It included Labrador and the southern part of Quebec. It was created in 1791 when Britain split Quebec into two provinces. It was merged in 1841 with the rest of Quebec to form the Province of Canada.



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