Place:Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada

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NameÎles-de-la-Madeleine
Alt namesMagdalen Islandssource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeHistorical County
Located inQuébec, Canada
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Magdalen Islands (French, Îles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of . Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec.

The islands form the territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Its geographical code is 01.

The islands also form the urban agglomeration of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, divided into two municipalities. These are Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (2006 census pop. 12,560), the central municipality, and Grosse-Île (pop. 531). The mayors are Joël Arseneau and Rose Elmonde Clarke.

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