Outline of Quebec

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Location of Quebec

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Quebec:

Quebec – province in the eastern part of Canada situated between Hudson Bay and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level. Sovereignty plays a large role in the politics of Quebec, and the official opposition social democratic Parti Québécois advocates national sovereignty for the province and secession from Canada. Sovereigntist governments have held referendums on independence in 1980 and 1995; both were voted down by voters, the latter defeated by a very narrow margin. In 2006, the Canadian House of Commons passed a symbolic motion recognizing the "Québécois as a nation within a united Canada."[1][2]


General reference[edit]

Geography of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Geography of Quebec
The Quebec territory.

Location[edit]

Environment of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Environment of Quebec
Quebec can be very warm during the summer and extremely snowy in the winter

Natural geographic features of Quebec[edit]

Heritage sites in Quebec[edit]

Regions of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Regions of Quebec

Ecoregions of Quebec[edit]

Administrative divisions of Quebec[edit]

Regions of Quebec[edit]
Main article: Regions of Quebec
The seventeen administrative regions of Quebec.
  1. Bas-Saint-Laurent
  2. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  3. Capitale-Nationale
  4. Mauricie
  5. Estrie
  6. Montreal
  7. Outaouais
  8. Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  9. Côte-Nord
  10. Nord-du-Québec
  11. Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  12. Chaudière-Appalaches
  13. Laval
  14. Lanaudière
  15. Laurentides
  16. Montérégie
  17. Centre-du-Québec
Indian reserves in Quebec[edit]
Municipalities of Quebec[edit]

Demography of Quebec[edit]

Population distribution by religion[edit]

Province[11] Christians Non-religious Muslims Jews Buddhists Hindus Sikhs
 Quebec 6,432,430 413,190 108,620 89,915 41,380 24,525 8,225

Government and politics of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Government of Quebec and Politics of Quebec

Branches of the government of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Government of Quebec

Executive branch of the government of Quebec[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Quebec[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Quebec[edit]

International relations of Quebec[edit]

Law and order in Quebec[edit]

Main article: Law of Quebec

Military of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Canadian Forces

Being a part of Canada, Quebec does not have its own military. The Canadian forces stationed within Quebec are detailed below:

Land forces in Quebec[edit]

Air forces in Quebec[edit]

Naval forces in Quebec[edit]

Local government in Quebec[edit]

History of Quebec[edit]

Main article: History of Quebec, Timeline of Quebec history, and Current events of Quebec

History of Quebec, by period[edit]

History of Quebec, by region[edit]

History of Quebec, by subject[edit]

Culture of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Culture of Quebec

Art in Quebec[edit]

People of Quebec[edit]

Main article: People of Quebec

Religion in Quebec[edit]

Religion in Quebec

Sports in Quebec[edit]

Main article: Sports in Quebec

Quebec Athletes[edit]

Notable Quebec athletes include:

Symbols of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Symbols of Quebec

Economy and infrastructure of Quebec[edit]

Main article: Economy of Quebec

Education in Quebec[edit]

Main article: Education in Quebec

The Quebec education system is unique in North America in that it has 4 education levels: grade school, high school, college, university.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Routine Proceedings: The Québécois". Hansard of 39th Parliament, 1st Session; No. 087. Parliament of Canada. November 22, 2006. Retrieved April 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "House of Commons passes Quebec nation motion". CTV News. November 27, 2006. Retrieved October 3, 2009.  "The motion is largely seen as a symbolic recognition of the Québécois nation."
  3. ^ According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is one of 81 locales of pan-Canadian significance with official forms in both languages. In this system, the official name of the capital is Québec in both official languages. The Quebec government renders both names as Québec in both languages.
  4. ^ "Frogs in peril in La Belle Province". CBC News. February 26, 2008. 
  5. ^ This is the preferred spelling according to Hansard, the official record of debates in the House of Commons (e.g., 39th Parliament, 1st Session - Edited Hansard - Number 085 - November 23, 2006). Also, technically speaking, the commonly accepted English spelling is "Quebecker". The rules of English pronunciation require a "k" after the "c" for a hard sound. In the Oxford Dictionary, "Quebecker" is the only spelling offered (see Oxford Dictionary Online). The Globe & Mail uses "Quebecker" (see: Quebeckers' mental Bloc - article by Jeffrey Simpson after the 2008 election; Oct. 18, 2008). It is sometimes spelled "Quebecer" in other newspapers and magazines, such as the Montreal Gazette and Macleans magazine.
  6. ^ "Quebec." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. 2003. (ISBN 0-87779-809-5) New York: Merriam-Webster, Inc."
  7. ^ Quebec is located in the eastern part of Canada, but is also historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada (with Ontario).
  8. ^ "Canada's population estimates: Table 2 Quarterly demographic estimates". Statcan.gc.ca. April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Quebec. "Area of Quebec". Areas of Canadian Provinces and territories. Canadian gov. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec (June 28, 2011). "Lac Guillaume-Delisle" (in French). Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Population by religion, by province and territory (2001 Census)". 0.statcan.gc.ca. 2005-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Quebec

History