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Map of Côte-Nord in relation to Quebec.
|• Regional conference of elected officers||Micheline Anctil (President)|
|• Total||300,281.83 km2 (115,939.46 sq mi)|
|• Land||247,633.94 km2 (95,612.00 sq mi)|
|Total area includes disputed land within Labrador|
|• Density||0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)|
Côte-Nord (French pronunciation: [kot nɔʁ], French for "North Shore", area 247,633.94 km²) 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 estuary and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence past Tadoussac.
While most of the region is in the same time zone as the rest of Quebec, the far eastern portion east of the 63rd meridian, including half of Anticosti Island, is officially in the Atlantic Time Zone.
At the 2011 census, the population amounted to 94,766, slightly more than 1% of the province's population, spread across 33 municipalities, various Indian reserves, and a Naskapi reserved land. The towns of Baie-Comeau and Sept-Îles combined amount to a little more than half of the population of the region.
Geography and economy
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.
- La Romaine
- Maliotenam (part of Uashat-Maliotenam)
- Uashat (part of Uashat-Maliotenam)
Naskapi reserved territory
- Les Escoumins
The Côte-Nord region was gradually explored by French colonists during the centuries with the help of natives. However it is worth noting the contribution of Henry de Puyjalon (1841-1905), a pioneer in ecology that as devoted his life to the exploration of this region.
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
- "(Code 2480) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
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