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Encyclopedia > Gaspé Peninsula

The Gaspé Peninsula or just the Gaspé (la Gaspésie in French) is a North American peninsula on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec. It extends into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and is bounded on the south by New Brunswick, from which it is partially divided by Chaleur Bay and the Restigouche River. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body that is surrounded by water on three sides. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... The Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about the Canadian province; for the city in New Jersey, see New Brunswick, New Jersey. ... Chaleur Bay (baie des Chaleurs in French) is an arm of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence separating Quebecs Gaspé Peninsula from New Brunswicks North Shore. The wide mouth of the Restigouche River is formed at the western_most (upper) end of the bay. ... The Restigouche River (fr. ...


The interior is rugged, being a northward extension of the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ...


Together with the Magdalen Islands, the Gaspé makes up the Quebec region of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine. A lighthouse on Ile Havre-Aubert The Magdalen Islands (French, Îles de la Madeleine) are an archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. ... This is a list of Quebec regions. ...


There is a town on the peninsula that is also called Gaspé; see Gaspé, Quebec. The easternmost point of the peninsula jutting into the Gulf of St. Lawrence is called Cap Gaspé.


Southern coast

At the communities of Restigouche and Gesgapegiag[1] (http://www.gesgapegiag.com/) there are sizeable Mi'kmaq settlements. There is a small remnant left of a once-thriving English-speaking community. It is found opposite New Brunswick and on the coast of Chaleur Bay, especially in the settlements of Carleton and New Carlisle; despite these origins, the majority of people speak French. As a tribute to the colonial Loyalist communities that once inhabited the now more diverse area, a section of New-Richmond has recreated a Loyalist settlement (called le village loyaliste). The Mikmaq (also Míkmaq, Micmac, Migmaw; in Quebec, Migmaq) are a Canadian First Nations people indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Maritimes, and the Gaspé Peninsula of the province of Quebec. ... New Carlisle, Quebec is a small town in the Gaspé region best known as the birthplace of René Lévesque, although he was actually born in Campbellton, New Brunswick. ... United Empire Loyalists is the name given to individuals who are descendants of British North American loyalists who, during the American War of Independence, left the 13 rebellious American colonies for the future Canada: the two British colonies of Quebec (including the Eastern Townships and modern-day Ontario) and Nova...


See also

This is a list of Quebec regions. ...

External links

www.gaspesie.com


 
 

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