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Quebec

Quebec Facts

  • Capital City: Quebec City (715,517 pop.) (2006 CMA)
    (CMA population includes city and metro suburb areas)
  • Quebec Population: 8,054,756 (2012 est.)
  • Province Populations: (all provinces / territories)
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  • Ethnicity: Canadian, (58%), French (31%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (4.1%), others. Note: people identified as Canadians are mostly English and French.
  • GDP total: $319 billion (Canadian dollars) (2nd)
  • GDP per capita: $37,278 (Canadian dollars) (10th)
  • Montreal Facts
  • Name: The name Quebec comes from the Algonquin word meaning narrow passage or strait, and reportedly refers to the area of Quebec City and the narrowing of the river at Cape Diamond.
  • Province Date: July 1, 1867
  • Dominion dates (all provinces and teritories)

    Note: The Canadian Confederation, or the birth of Canada as a recognized nation, took place on July 1, 1867, and originally included the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Religion: Catholic (84%), Protestant (5%), others
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