- Capital City: Quebec City (715,517 pop.) (2006 CMA)
(CMA population includes city and metro suburb areas)
- Quebec Population: 8,054,756 (2012 est.)
- Quebec Population: (per square mile)
- Province Populations: (all provinces / territories)
- Currency: Canadian Dollar (conversion rates)
Fifty Canadian Dollars
- 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)
- Land Sizes
- Language: English
- Largest Cities: (by population) Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Trois-Rivieres, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Drummondville, Granby
- 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
- Quebec City Facts
- 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
Trending on WorldAtlas
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World
The Largest Countries in the World
Why Does Ice Float?
The 10 Largest Cities in the World
The Most Popular Sports in the World
The Deadliest Mass Shootings In History
The 10 Smallest Countries In The World
29 Largest Armies In The World
The 50 US States Ranked By Population