Montérégie

  • Population: 1 520,094 inhabitants
  • Size: 11,111 km2
  • Main cities: Longueuil (243,743 inhabitants), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (95,227 inhabitants), Brossard (86,354 inhabitants), Granby (66,520 inhabitants), Saint-Hyacinthe (54,584 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Montérégie

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: poultry, swine and milk production; vegetable, apple, grape and greenhouse production; ornamental, vegetable and fruit horticulture, and more
  • Research centres in high technology, energy and metal sectors
  • Mines: limestone, clay minerals, silica
  • Metallurgic center for siderurgy
  • Hydroelectric production
  • Manufacturing establishments: many food processing and transportation material production businesses
  • Innovation, research and development: microelectronics component fabrication and design of electronics systems

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, Mont Rigaud, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: The Valleyfield regattas, International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Hudson Music Festival, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Canadian national historic sites (Fort Chambly, Fort Lennox, Battle of the Châteauguay, Coteau-du-Lac), Exporail – the Canadian Railway Museum, Ferme Guyon, Cider Route, and more

For more information: Tourisme Montérégie

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