Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Laurentian Plateau. The Laurentian Plateau covers more than just part of Quebec. It stretches from the Great Lakes and the St.Lawrence River north to the Arctic, forming a semicircle around Hudson Bay. In the south it is a land of forests and lakes.
Hot and humid. In summer Montreal's temperatures are around 25-27 degrees celsius (low 80sF). In the winter -5 to 15 degrees celsius (7-23F). Much of Montreal's shopping district is underground where there is a controlled environment!
Appalachian . The Appalachian chain starts in Newfoundland and runs southward approximately parallel to the Atlantic. The Allegheny, Catskill and Cumberland mountains are part of this chain.
t. The province of Quebec has 15.5% of the land surface area of Canada. 594,860sq.mi. (1,540,580sq.km). This makes it three times the size of France. Ontario is the second largest province, with British Columbia a close third. The territory of Nunavut is larger than Quebec.
On the Newfoundland border. The highest point in Quebec is Mont d'Iberville, at 5,322 feet. It is situated on the border of the Labrador region of Newfoundland.
The second highest point in Quebec is Mount Jacques Cartier in the Gaspe peninsula at 4,160 feet.
St. Lawrence River. Most of Quebec lies to the north of the St. Lawrence, but there is a area that lies to the south of it. In this area are the Eastern Townships and the Gaspe Peninsula.
French. The region that is now Quebec was first explored by Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. It became a French colony known as New France. Quebec has retained the French language and much of French culture and is often at odds with rest of Canada.
f. Quebec's largest city is Montreal with a population of over one million. Quebec's capital is Quebec City which has only about a fifth of the population of Montreal.