Date Quebec Entered Confederation
July 1, 1867
Area of Quebec
1,542,056 sq. km (595,391 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
There are three main geological regions in Quebec: the great igneous plains of the Canadian Shield, the mighty Appalachians in southern Quebec and the St. Lawrence lowlands that lie between them.
The vegetation zones of Quebec, listed in order from the most northern to the most southern, are:Tundra,Taiga, Boreal (coniferous) forest, Mixed forest, and the Deciduous forest.
Capital City of Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec
Population of Quebec
7,903,001 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Residents are known as
In French - Québécois, pronounced with a k not a Q
In English - Quebecers (with a Q)
Aboriginal peoples of Quebec
There are 10 Amerindian nations and the Inuit nation, making up 1% of the population of Quebec.
Main Quebec Industries
Agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, forestry, transportation
Eastern Time Zone
Quebec has wide temperature variations because its land mass stretches over 5 degrees of latitude. In the south, the climate is temperate with four distinct seasons. The extreme northern portion of the territory is subject to the Arctic climate. Average summer temperatures can range between 20º C and 5º C. Winter can vary from 5 months in the south to 8 months in the north. Average winter temperature range between -10 º C and -25º C and total precipitation between 900 and 400 mm.
Quebec Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)
Fete Nationale/Jean Baptiste Day - June 24
Professional Sports Teams
Football: Montreal Alouettes
Basketball: Montreal Maniac
Baseball: Montreal Expos
Hockey: Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Blog - Lonely Planet
Just some facts- FYI (for your information)
- Over 50% of Quebec is covered by forest. It represents 20% of the Canadian forests and 2% of the world's forests
- The province of Quebec has two justice systems. The civil law is used for the civil cases, while the common law is used for criminal cases.
- The narrowest house in North America is located on rue Donnaconna in Quebec City and is only 3.7 meters (12 feet) long.
- The Château Frontenac, is the most photographed hotel in the world.
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