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The birthplace of French North America and the only walled city north of Mexico is an open-air treasure chest that will delight history and culture buffs alike. Its European background and modern North American character are set off by a heady blend of history, traditional and contemporary art, and French-language culture to make Québec City a destination like no other.

Year after year, travel magazines continually rank the Québec City Area among the world’s top destinations.

  • Size: 18,644 km2
  • Main cities: Québec (542,047 inhabitants), Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (19,105 inhabitants), L’Ancienne-Lorette (17,127 inhabitants), Saint-Raymond (10,123 inhabitants), La Malbaie (9,144 inhabitants)


For more information: Québec ville et région

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  • Commerce, health sector, public administration and manufacturing sector
  • Education, accommodation and food services; professional, scientific and technical services; finance
  • High technology: information technology, video game design, biomedical technique, geomatics, optics-photonics
  • Excellence or innovation: finance and insurance, healthy nutrition, smart green building construction, life sciences, heritage, cultural and nature tourism


For more information on the economy: Services Québec


737 455 residents

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Cameroon Cégep de Lévis
Life in Lévis is quiet, you’re far away from all the noise. It’s also very warm, thanks to the community, which is helpful and welcoming.
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Mexico Cégep de St-Félicien
My experience in Quebec was life-defining for me
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