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Laval, Quebec

Laval is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the greater Montreal area. It is located on Île Jésus, across the Rivière des Prairies from Montreal. It also includes the Îles-Laval in the Rivière des Prairies. The city has a population of 330,393 (Statistics Canada, 1996).

Laval was named after the first owner of Île Jésus, François de Montmorency-Laval, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Quebec. It was incorperated in 1965 when the Quebec government merged the 14 municipalities that comprised Laval County:

Laval constitutes one of the 17 regions of Quebec.

Bois-des-Filion, Terrebonne
Rosemere, Broisbriand, Saint-Eustache
Laval East: Montreal
South: Montreal