Saint-Émile, Qué, city, pop 10 940 (2001c), 9889 (1996c), 6916 (1991cA), pop 5527 (1986c), inc 1993, area 8.36 km2. It is situated 25 km from the Laurentides Park. The Rivière Saint-Charles is found west of the city. Saint-Émile is located east of Loretteville. The name is derived from that of the religious parish of Saint-Émile. In 1993, it became the city of Saint-Émile.
Saint-Émile began as a small village and has developed into a suburb of Québec City, situated 15 km to the south. Saint-Émile's territory is 90% residential. The shoe industry, with 5 manufacturers in the city, is Saint-Émile's main employer. The Valcartier military base is located 15 km away.