Meaning of HULL in English


city, seat of Outaouais region, southwestern Quebec province, Canada. It lies on the north bank of the Ottawa River, opposite Ottawa, Ont. Originating in the early 19th century as a lumbering settlement named for Hull, Yorkshire, Eng., the city grew to become the chief business and administrative centre for southwestern Quebec and the industrial centre for metropolitan Ottawa. Abundant timber resources and hydroelectric power from Chaudire Falls support large pulp, paper, and match factories; other industries include printing, meat-packing, and the manufacture of cement, textiles, steel, clothing, and furniture. Hull is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese. Inc. 1875. Pop. (1991) city, 60,707; Ottawa-Hull metropolitan area, 920,857.

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