Located in the north-eastern section of North America, Québec is the largest of the ten Canadian provinces. Its territory spans 1,667,441 km2, which means it is nearly three times the size of France and more than 40 times that of Switzerland. Québec is also a peninsula bounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the Labrador Sea and the Hudson Bay.
Nearly 80 percent of Québec’s population is mainly concentrated in the southern section of the province along the St. Lawrence River, around the Gaspésie peninsula, the Saguenay, the Lac Saint-Jean and the Abitibi areas. Half of its 7.9 millions inhabitants occupy less than 1% of the territory in the most highly urbanized areas.
The portal Le Québec géographique
provides access to all of the maps, atlases and geographic information products available from the departments and bodies of the gouvernement du Québec. The portal deals with cartography, aerial photos, positioning and geomatics. A gallery of images and maps is offered.