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Province in east-central Canada

  • Quebec City is its capital.
  • It is a province with a predominantly French-speaking population.
  • It is the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level.
  • It is Canada's largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division and second most populous province, after Ontario.
  • 'Quebec' translates to 'where the river narrows'.
  • The province is also called 'La belle province'.
  • It has one of the world's largest reserves of freshwater occupying 12% of its surface.
  • The Lake Mistassini is the largest natural lake in Quebec.
  • More than 95% of Quebec's territory lies within the Canadian Shield.
  • Snowy owl is the official bird.
  • Ice hockey and lacrosse are the national sport.
  • William Shatner and Celine Dion are from Quebec.
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