Sherbrooke, Quebec - is in southern Quebec at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie administrative region. With 154,601 residents as of the 2011 census, Sherbrooke was the sixth largest city in the province of Quebec. Originally known as Hyatt's Mill, it was renamed after Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764-1840), a British soldier who was Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (1812-1816), and Governor General of British North America (1816-1818). With the largest concentration of students in Quebec, Sherbrooke is an important university centre with eight institutions educating 40,000 students and employing 11,000 people (3,700 of whom are professors, teachers and researchers). Sherbrooke is surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes. There are several ski hills nearby and various tourist attractions in regional flavour. Mont-Bellevue Park, a large park in the city, is used for downhill skiing.