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  • Population: 91,786 inhabitants
  • Size: 20,272 km2
  • Main cities: Gaspé (15,040 inhabitants), les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11,875 inhabitants), Chandler (7,359 inhabitants), Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (6,784 inhabitants), Carleton-sur-Mer (3,977 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: lobster, northern shrimp and snow crab commercial fishing; milk, maple and cattle production
  • Bio-food industry: seafood products food processing
  • Tourism and logging industry, salt bed development
  • Niche of excellence: expertise in northern conditions for wind energy

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc national de la Gaspésie, Forillon National Park, Parc national de Miguasha, Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs, Percé Rock, Île Bonaventure Northern Gannets Colony, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée, Festival acadien at Havre-Aubert, windsurfing and kitesurfing international competitions, sandcastle competitions, Festival Musique du Bout du Monde, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Jardins de Métis, Musée de la Mer, Musée acadien du Québec, and more

For more information: Tourisme Gaspésie et Tourisme Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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Video credit: Tourisme Gaspésie

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