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La Matapédia RCM



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La Matapédia RCM

PhotoIn the heart of a gentle valley to the south of Matane and La Mitis, La Matapédia RCM also opens its doors to the Gaspésie region. A population of more than 19,276 people (January 2009) resides in 18 municipalities in this RCM. Amqui and Causapscal are the two major service centers of La Matapédia RCM.

Given its abundant forests, it is no surprise that the main economic activity of the valley is tied to the exploitation of this natural resource. Agriculture follows closely behind and includes dairy, sheep and cattle farming. Mining in La Matapédia has exciting potential, in particular the mining of silica and gold.

The region also supports industrial activity which has given a new boost to the traditional sectors through an increase in processing. NATREL, ice cream producers, and UNIBOARD, manufacturers of particleboard, both export to foreign markets. Outdoor enthusiasts will find La Matapédia's natural setting and recreational facilities irresistible. Here, tourists can try their luck at salmon fishing on one of Quebec's most abundant salmon rivers.

References
La Matapédia MRC
123, rue Desbiens, bur. 501
Amqui (Québec) G5J 3P9
Telephone: (418) 629-2053
Fax: (418) 629-3195
E-mail: administration@mrcmatapedia.qc.ca
www.mrcmatapedia.qc.ca
Warden: Chantale Lavoie
General Manager: Mario Lavoie
Municipalities Population Municipalities Population
Albertville
313
Saint-Léon-le-Grand
1 079
Amqui
6 323
Saint-Moïse
633
Causapscal
2 476
Sainte-Marguerite
234
Lac-au-Saumon
1 465
Saint-Noël
477
Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs
283
Saint-Tharcisius
460
Saint-Cléophas
369
Saint-Vianney
487
Saint-Damase
448
Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui
436
Sainte-Florence
462
Sayabec
1 985
Sainte-Irène
335
Val-Brillant
1 011
TOTAL: 19,276 people
Source: Statistics Canada – June 2006 Census. Amended in accordance with the January 2009 Décret de population - Government of Québec.

Last Update : 2011-04-14 | Printable version

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