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Chambly

[sham-blee, shahm-; French shahn-blee] /ˈʃæm bli, ˈʃɑm-; French ʃɑ̃ˈbli/
noun
1.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada.
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Encyclopedia Article for Chambly

city, Monteregie region, southern Quebec province, Canada. The city lies along the Chambly Basin-a widening of the Richelieu River. Its site, 14 miles (23 km) east of Montreal city, was first occupied by Fort-Chambly, a wooden stockade built in 1665 by Captain Jacques de Chambly, a French army officer and leader of the Carignan Regiment. Destroyed by Iroquois Indians in 1702, it was later rebuilt in stone. Surrendered to the British in 1760, the fort played an important part during the American invasion of 1775 and during the War of 1812.

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