Rouyn-Noranda ro͞o´ĭn nərăn´də, Fr. ro͞oăN´ [key], city (1991 pop. 26,448), extreme SW Que., Canada. Created (1986) by an amalgamation of Rouyn and Noranda, it is the center of a gold-, copper-, and zinc-mining region. Noranda is the site of a large smelter.

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