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Encyclopedia > Matane, Quebec

Matane is a city on the Gasp√© Peninsula on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Matane River. The city is the seat for the Matane Regional County Municipality. NASA satellite image of the Gaspé Peninsula. ... 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. ... The Matane River is a river on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec which empties into the Saint Lawrence River at the city of Matane. ... Matane is a county regional municipality of Quebec in Canada. ...

There is a ferry service which crosses the river to Baie-Comeau and Godbout on the north shore. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... Baie-Comeau, Québec is the hometown of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. ...

The Matane area is known for its shrimps. The Shrimp Festival, which used to be held in June, has disapeared five years ago because of the lack of volunteers. The Matane river is also known for salmon fishing. Superfamilies and families Alpheoidea Alpheidae - snapping shrimps Barbouriidae Hippolytidae Ogyrididae Atyoidea Atyidae Bresilioidea Agostocarididae Alvinocarididae Bresiliidae Disciadidae Mirocarididae Campylonotoidea Bathypalaemonellidae Campylonotoidae Crangonoidea Crangonidae Glyphocrangonidea Galatheacaridoidea Galatheacarididae Nematocarcinoidea Eugonatonotidae Nematocarcinidae Rhynchocinetidae Xiphocarididae Oplophoroidea Oplophoridae Palaemonoidea Anchistioididae Desmocarididae Euryrhynchidae Gnathophyllidae Hymenoceridae Kakaducarididae Palaemonidae Typhlocarididae Pandaloidea Pandalidae Thalassocarididae Pasiphaeoidea Pasiphaeidae Procaridoidea Procarididae Processoidea...

The name of the city is said to come from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "beaver pond". The Mikmaq (also Míkmaq, Micmac, Migmaq) are a First Nations people indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Maritimes, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ...

According to the Canada 2001 Census: The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

  • Population: 11,635
  • % Change (1996-2001): -5.9
  • Dwellings: 5,573
  • Area (sq. km.): 24.80 km¬≤
  • Density (persons per sq. km.): 469.2

1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

External links

  • City web site

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