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"Quebec" is from the Algonkian word kebec, which means "where the river narrows," referring to the site where Quebec City now stands.
Area 594,860 sq mi
Population (2011 census)
Capital Quebec City
agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, forestry,
First Explored By
Jacques Cartier in 1534
Flag The four
fleur-de-lis represent the coat of arms of the French
kings. The white cross stands for the white cross planted
on Quebec soil by Jacques Cartier, who reached the Gulf
of St. Lawrence in 1534. The flag was adopted in 1948.
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