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[dawr-val; French dawr-val] /dɔrˈvæl; French dɔrˈval/
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada: suburb of Montreal. Unabridged
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city, Montreal region, southern Quebec province, Canada, on Ile de Montreal (Montreal Island). It is a southwestern suburb of Montreal city facing Lac Saint-Louis, an extension of the St. Lawrence River. Offshore to the south is Ile Dorval, a summer resort. Dorval International Airport, replacing an earlier one at Saint-Hubert, has itself been superseded by Mirabel International Airport. The area was settled by the Sulpicians, a society of French priests who built a fort and mission on the site about 1670. The community was named for Jean Baptiste Bouchard (called Dorval), a French landowner. Inc. town, 1903; city, 1956. Pop. (1991) 17,249.

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