Place:Gaspé, Gaspé, Québec, Canada


Alt namesGaspésource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Gaspé Basinsource: Family History Library Catalog
Grande-Grévesource: Family History Library Catalog
Saint-Pierre-de-la-Malbaiesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates48.83003°N 64.48168°W
Located inGaspé, Québec, Canada
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Gaspé is a city at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada. It is known for its large snow falls during winter and high gusts of wind year-round. Gaspé is located about 650 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, and 350 kilometres east of Rimouski. As of the Canada 2011 Census, the city had a total population of 15,163.

In addition to Gaspé itself, the city's territory also includes the communities of Cap-aux-Os, Cap-des-Rosiers, Douglastown, Haldimand, Jersey Cove, L'Anse-à-Fugère, L'Anse-à-Valleau, L'Anse-au-Griffon, Penouille, Petit-Cap, Petite-Rivière-au-Renard, Pointe-Jaune, Rivière-au-Renard, Rivière-Morris, Sandy Beach, Saint-Majorique, Saint-Maurice-de-l'Échouerie, Wakeham, and York Centre. The city's territory occupies 1440 square kilometres and borders the sea and the St-Lawrence River for some 130 km. French is the first language learnt by most of Gaspé's population where over half the population is Canadien.

Gaspé is where Jacques Cartier took possession of New France (now part of Canada) in the name of François I of France on July 24, 1534.

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