Centre-du-Québec

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Centre-du-Québec is an administrative region of Quebec, Canada. It is located in the southern part of the province and is known for its rich agricultural land, vibrant culture, and historical significance.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Centre-du-Québec is bordered by the regions of Mauricie to the north, Estrie to the south, Montérégie to the southwest, and Chaudière-Appalaches to the east. The region covers an area of approximately 6,910 square kilometers.

History[edit | edit source]

The region has a rich history that dates back to the early settlement of Quebec. It played a significant role in the development of agriculture and industry in the province. The region was officially created in 1997 when it was separated from the Mauricie–Bois-Francs region.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The economy of Centre-du-Québec is diverse, with a strong emphasis on agriculture, manufacturing, and services. The region is known for its dairy production, maple syrup, and various other agricultural products. The manufacturing sector includes industries such as food processing, wood products, and machinery.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the latest census, Centre-du-Québec has a population of approximately 242,399 people. The population is predominantly French-speaking, with a small percentage of English-speaking residents.

Education[edit | edit source]

The region is served by several educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools, as well as Cégep de Drummondville and Cégep de Victoriaville. These institutions provide a range of programs and contribute to the region's educational development.

Tourism[edit | edit source]

Centre-du-Québec offers a variety of tourist attractions, including historical sites, natural parks, and cultural festivals. Popular destinations include the Parc Marie-Victorin, the Village Québécois d'Antan, and the Musée des Abénakis.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

The region is well-connected by a network of highways, including Autoroute 20 and Autoroute 55. Public transportation is available through regional bus services, and the area is also served by the Drummondville Airport.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Centre-du-Québec is composed of several municipalities, including:

Notable People[edit | edit source]

The region has been home to several notable individuals, including politicians, artists, and athletes. Some of the prominent figures include Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Gilles Vigneault, a renowned singer-songwriter.

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