Quebec is the largest and oldest province in Canada. Having been found in 1763. The French colonized there in the early 1600's and most of the population today is still French in both language and origin. Quebec's total area is 594,705 square miles. That equals to 15.4% of Canada's total land mass. Quebec is split off into three physiographic regions, the Laurentian Plateau in the north; the Appalachian Highlands in the southeast; and the St.Lawrence Lowlands in the south. On the borders of Quebec is the United States, Ontario, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick. The Laurentian Plateau covers nine tenths of the province. It is a huge plateau slightly inclined towards James and Hudson Bays. Mont D'Iberville is the highest peak in both Quebec and Labrador, at 5,420 feet. Peaks northwest of Montreal, in Mont Tremblent Park reach 3,900 feet. The plateau has great amounts of minerals, forests, and water resources. The Appalachian Highlands consist of a series of ridges parallel to the south shore of the St.Lawrence River. Souther Quebec's highest peak, Mont Jacques Cartier rises in the SchickShock Mountains of the Gaspe, at 4,095. The Appalachian Highlands are fertile.
There are many rivers in the province of Quebec. Starting from the Great Manicougan River to the Caniapiseau River. In Northern Quebec, water resources are very plentiful, with it's thousands of ponds and lakes. The St.Lawrence River is a major passage to the seas for big tankers that runs right through Quebec city.
Quebec has big mining businesses. From iron ore to asbestos. They use the St.Lawrence to ship out these materials. Quebec also has big hydro-electrical power plants. They use the rivers, such as the Manicougan to produce electricity for Canada and parts of the United States. On the Manicougan River, there are five or six different hydro-electric dams, with manic five being the biggest self-held dam in the world.

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