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Sherbrooke (/ˈʃɜːrbrʊk/; Quebec French pronunciation [ʃɛʁbʁʊk]) is a city in southern Quebec, Canada. Sherbrooke is situated at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie administrative region. Sherbrooke is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Sherbrooke. With 154,601 residents at the 2011 census, Sherbrooke was the sixth largest city in the province of Quebec and the thirtieth largest in Canada. The Sherbrooke Census Metropolitan Area had 201,890 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Quebec and nineteenth largest in Canada. Originally known as Hyatt's Mill, it was renamed after Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764–1840), a British general who was Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (1812–1816), and Governor General of British North America (1816–1818). Sherbrooke is the primary economic, political, cultural and institutional centre of Estrie, and was known as the Queen of the Eastern Townships at the beginning of the 20th century. There are eight institutions educating 40,000 students and employing 11,000 people, 3,700 of whom are professors, teachers and researchers. The direct economic impact of these institutions exceeds 1 billion dollars. The proportion of university students is 10.32 students per 100 inhabitants. In proportion to its population, Sherbrooke has the largest concentration of students in Quebec. Since the nineteenth century, Sherbrooke has been a manufacturing centre. This segment of the economy has experienced a considerable transformation in recent decades as a result of the decline of the city's traditional manufacturing sectors. The service sector occupies a prominent place in the economy of the city, as well as a growing knowledge-based economy. The Sherbrooke region is surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes. There are several ski hills nearby and various tourist attractions in regional flavour. Mont-Bellevue Park, a large park in the city, is used for downhill skiing.

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A place in Canada, Sherbrooke is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Sherbrooke, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Montreal. Add Montreal to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Mosaicultures Internationales, Botanical Garden, Notre-dame Basilica. Tour packages of Sherbrooke are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Sherbrooke*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sherbrooke

    Know the pollution level of Sherbrooke before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.08 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Sherbrooke: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sherbrooke for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sherbrooke.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.45 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.55 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 31.82 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.91 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.45 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.55 (Low)
  • Living in Sherbrooke - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.13 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 41.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 6.04 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.1 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.3 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 150.13 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sherbrooke

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sherbrooke

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.47 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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