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Mauricie is at the heart of Quebec; 80% of the province’s population is less than a 90-minute drive away! It’s large and well-proportioned. Over 40,000 square kilometers, with 17,500 lakes, parks and vast forest, countryside and cities, Mauricie has a lot to offer.

  • Size: 35,448 km2
  • Main cities: Trois-Rivières (134,971 inhabitants), Shawinigan (49,042 inhabitants), La Tuque (10,960 inhabitants), Louiseville (7,152 inhabitants), Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (5,726 inhabitants)


For more information: Tourisme Mauricie

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  • The service sector makes up three quarters of the region’s jobs
  • Pulp and paper, wood and furniture, chemical and metallurgy industries
  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: milk, swine and market garden production


For more information on the economy: Services Québec


266 907 residents
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