Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Population: 147,700 inhabitants
  • Size: 57,349 km2
  • Main cities: Rouyn-Noranda (41,927 inhabitants), Val-d’Or (32,723 inhabitants), Amos (12,778 inhabitants), La Sarre (7,511 inhabitants), Malarctic (3,390 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: cattle production is part of the “Agriculture nordique axée sur la production bovine” niche of excellence.
  • Natural resources: agricultural, forest, mineral and hydric
  • Mining industry:  copper, zinc and nickel deposits, precious metals, foundry
  • Manufacturing sector: sawmills, pulp and paper and wood products manufacturing companies
  • Hydroelectric and thermal power plants

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc national d’Aiguebelle, Réserve faunique La Vérendrye, Forêt récréative de Val-d’Or, Parc national d’Opémican, Refuge Pageau, Parc-Aventure Joannès, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Festival de musique émergente, Foire gourmande de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-Est ontarien, Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Truck Rodeo, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Mineralogical Museum of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, La Cité de l’Or / Village minier de Bourlamaque heritage site, Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site, Sainte-Catherine Pikogan Church, and more

For more information: Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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