Centre-du-Québec

  • Population: 240,872 inhabitants
  • Size: 6,920 km2
  • Main cities: Drummondville (74,940 inhabitants), Victoriaville (45,166 inhabitants), Bécancour (12,849 inhabitants), Nicolet (8,018 inhabitants), Plessiville (6,644 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Centre-du-Québec

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: cranberry production and processing; seed, animal, grain, maple products, organic products, berry and processed foods production
  • Manufacturing sector: machinery, metal products, paper, wood products and transportation material production
  • Specialized sectors in advanced technology and heavy industries (aluminum smelters, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurship

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs, Parc régional de la Rivière Gentilly, Parc du Mont Arthabaska, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Mondial des cultures de Drummondville, Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Wilfrid Laurier House, Village Québécois d’Antan, Musée des Abénakis d’Odanak, Musée des religions du monde, and more

For more information: Tourisme Centre-du-Québec

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