an area which is more than
three times that of France and more than 40 times that of Switzerland.
The concentration of privately-owned property lies
mainly in the southern part of the province along the fleuve Saint-Laurent and in several regions further north. The remainder, more
is public land. This vast area represents
Québec's main basin of natural resources.
Comprises lands, freshwater bodies and courses, and a marine environment that takes in the fleuve Saint-Laurent and the golfe Saint-Laurent as well as the coastline of Baie James, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, and Ungava Bay.
Covers more than 92% of the territory, which includes:
land and inland water: 1,396,969 km²
a marine environment: 153,562 km²
Lies mainly in the center and northern parts of Québec, which are sparsely populated
Constitutes a major heritage, exceptional natural environment, and basin of natural resources essential to the socioeconomic development of all regions of Québec.
Covers nearly 8% of the territory (116,910 km²);
Is located in southern Québec, which contains most of the population lives in the lowlands of the Saint-Laurent, around Gaspésie and Lac Saint-Jean, and in Abitibi;
Is subdivided into nearly 3.5 million lots represented by the cadastre.