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|• Total||247,627.06 km2 (95,609.34 sq mi)|
Côte-Nord (French for "Northern Shore", area 247,627.06 km², or 95,609.34 sq mi) is the second largest administrative region by land area in Quebec, Canada, after Nord-du-Québec. It covers much of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River's estuary and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence past Tadoussac, i.e. most of the south-east shore of the province. At the 2006 census it had a resident population of 95,911 inhabitants.
As of the 2001 census, the population amounted to 97,766, slightly more than 1% of the province's population, spread across 25 municipalities. Baie-Comeau and Sept-Îles combined amounts for a little more than half of the population.
Geography and economyEdit
The region's economy is based on mining (mostly iron), lumbering, aluminum production, and tourism. Côte-Nord's fourteen hydroelectric dams, notably the Manicouagan-Outardes complex, supply Hydro-Québec with over 10,500 megawatts of power.
- Blanc-Sablon, Quebec
- Bonne-Espérance, Quebec
- Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Quebec
- Gros-Mécatina, Quebec
- Saint-Augustin, Côte-Nord, Quebec
Naskapi reserved territory
- Les Escoumins
People of or from Côte-NordEdit
See also Edit
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