Capital City: Québec City
Québec has an area three times that of France and seven times that of Great Britain, making it the largest of Canada's provinces. Bordered by Ontario, New Brunswick, Labrador (the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland) and the United States, Québec has an area of 1,450 680 km².
Montréal, the second-largest city in Canada, is renowned for both its rich history and its modern and lively cultural activity. Québec City is the province's capital and third-largest city. Almost 80 per cent of Québec residents live in urban centres located along the banks of the historic and scenic St. Lawrence River.
Out of a total population of about seven million, more than five million people living in Québec are of French origin, and French is the mother tongue of over 80 per cent of Québec residents. Since 1970, immigration has been an integral part of this province's cultural and economic wealth. Between 1986 and 1991, 78 per cent of the growth in Québec's population was people with origins other than French, British or Aboriginal.