Côte-Nord (French pronunciation: ​[kot nɔʁ], French for "North Shore", aurie 247,633.94 km²) is the seicont lairgest admeenistrative region bi laund aurie in Quebec, Canadae, efter Nord-du-Québec. It covers hintle o the northren shore o the Saint Lawrence River estuary an the Gulf of Saint Lawrence past Tadoussac.

Map o Côte-Nord in relation tae Quebec.
Map o Côte-Nord in relation tae Quebec.
Coordinates: 50°52′N 65°49′W / 50.867°N 65.817°W / 50.867; -65.817
Kintra Canadae
Province Quebec
 • Total300,281.83 km2 (115,939.46 sq mi)
 • Laund247,633.94 km2 (95,612.00 sq mi)
 Total aurie includes disputit land athin Labrador
 • Tot94,766
 • Density0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)
Barrage Daniel-Johnson, a hydroelectric dam on the Manicouagan River.

While maist o the region is in the same time zone as the rest o Quebec, the far eastren portion east o the 63rd meridian, includin hauf o Anticosti Island, is offeecially in the Atlantic Time Zone.


As o the 2011 census, the population amoontit tae 94,766, slichtly mair nor 1% o the province's population, spread athort 33 municipalities, various Indian reserves, an a Naskapi reserved land. The touns o Baie-Comeau an Sept-Îles combined amoont tae a little mair nor hauf o the population o the region.

Geografie an economieEedit

Côte-Nord wis creatit as an admeenistrative region in 1966. Important landmarks o Côte-Nord include Anticosti Island, the Mingan Archipelago, an the Manicouagan Reservoir.

A territorial dispute atween Quebec an Newfoundland an Labrador concernin the border atween Côte-Nord an Labrador haes existit syne 1927.

The region's economy is based on minin (maistly iron), lumberin, aluminium production, an tourism. Côte-Nord's fowerteen hydroelectric dams, notably the Manicouagan-Outardes complex, supply Hydro-Québec wi ower 10,500 megawatts o powuer.


Regional coonty municipalities

Indian reserves

Naskapi reservit territory

Major commontiesEedit

See an aaEedit


  1. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  2. 2.0 2.1 "(Code 2480) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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