Sept-Îles (sĕtēlˈ) [key], city (1991 pop. 24,848), E Que., Canada, on the St. Lawrence River near its mouth. It is a major port exporting iron ore. The harbor was visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535, and a trading post was built on the site in 1650.
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