June 2010    Print this article

Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Broad Strokes

To learn more about the remarkable Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, its history (including its geological and mining history), its heritage, and its current situation, consult Observatoire de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s recent publication L’Abitibi-Témiscamingue à grands traits (in French only).

This concise yet comprehensive 28 page document is full of interesting anecdotes. For example, did you know that Rouyn-Noranda is located further south than Rimouski, Vancouver, London, Paris, and Berlin? Or that on the summer equinox, the sun sets 30 minutes later in Abitibi-Témiscamingue than in Montréal? You’ll find all sorts of fun trivia and interesting information in this instructive booklet that’s well worth a look.


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