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Québec Facts and Figures

Located in northeastern North America, Québec is the largest of Canada's 10 provinces. Its territory spans 1,667,441 km2, which is approximately three times the size of France. Traversed by the St. Lawrence River, Québec is dotted with more than one million lakes and streams. Some 1,200 km in length, the St. Lawrence River is one of the longest navigable waterways in the world. The province's population density of 4.7 inhabitants per km2 is far lower than that of its U.S. neighbours, which has reached 31.3 inhabitants per km2.

Population 8 236 310 inhabitants
Area 1 667 441 km2
Lakes and streams
  • Over one million;
  • 3rd largest body of freshwater in the world
Forest
  • 761 100 km2, covering nearly half of Québec;
  • 20 % of Canada's forested land or 2 % of the world's;
  • Boreal forest in the south, taiga and tundra in the north

(source: ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs)

Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec