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Quebec

Québec
La Belle Province
Motto(s): 
Je me souviens
(Scots: I mynd)
Map o Canadae wi Quebec heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Quebec heichlichtit
Confederation1 Julie 1867 (1st, wi Ont., N.S., N.B.)
CapitalQuebec Ceety
Lairgest ceetyMontreal
Lairgest metroGreater Montreal
Govrenment
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-GovrenorPierre Duchesne
 • PremierPhilippe Couillard (Parti libéral du Québéc)
LegislaturQuebec Naitional Assembly
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats75 o 338 (22.2%)
Senate seats24 o 105 (22.9%)
Area
 • Total1542056 km2 (595,391 sq mi)
 • Laund1365128 km2 (527,079 sq mi)
 • Water176928 km2 (68,312 sq mi)  11.5%
Area rankRankit 2nt
 15.4% o Canadae
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,903,001 [1]
 • RankRankit 2nt
 • Density5.79/km2 (15.0/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Quebecer,
Quebecker,
Québécois(e)[2]
Offeecial leidsFrench[3]
GDP
 • Rank2nt
 • Tot (2009)C$319 348 billion
 • Per capitaC$37,278 (10t)
Time zoneUTC−5, −4
Postal abbr.
QC[4]
Postal code prefixG, H, J
ISO 3166 codeCA-QC
FlouerBlue Flag Iris
TreeYellae Birch
BirdSnawy Owl
Websitewww.gouv.qc.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Quebec (Québec in the French leid) is a province o Canadae. It is the mucklest province gaun bi area o Canadae. Quebec haes a population o 7,651,531 fowk. The offeecial leid o Quebec is French, an aboot 90% o the indwallers o Quebec speaks it (aside French, baith Inglis an Inuktuit are spoken). The caipital city o Quebec is Quebec Ceety (Ville de Québec in French), an the mucklest city is Montreal (Montréal). Maist o the fowk in Quebec are French Canadians (or Québecois), but Erse-Quebecers, Scots-Quebecers, Inglis-Quebecers, Italian-Quebecers an Jewish-Quebecers bide there an aw.

The Fleurdelisé fleein in Quebec City.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. 8 Februar 2012. Retrieved 8 Februar 2012.
  2. The term Québécois (feminine: Québécoise), whilk is uisually reserved for francophone Quebeckers, may be rendered athout baith the e-acute (é): Quebecois (fem.: Quebecoise). (Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage; ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335).
  3. Office Québécois de la langue francaise. "Status of the French language". Government of Quebec. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  4. Canada Post (17 Januar 2011). "Addressing Guidelines". Canada Post Corporation. Retrieved 12 Julie 2011.