It is one of the ten provinces that, together with the three territories, make up the thirteen federal entities of Canada. Its capital is the homonymous Quebec and its most populated city, Montreal. It is located in the east of the country, bordering northwest and north with Hudson Bay and the Hudson Strait, respectively, which separate it from Nunavut, northeast with Newfoundland and Labrador, east with the Gulf of St. Lawrence and New Brunswick, to the southeast with the San Lorenzo River that separates it from the United States, and to the south and southwest with Ontario.
Because of its language, culture and institutions, it forms a nation within Canada, unlike the other provinces, Québec has the only official language in French and is the only majority French-speaking region in North America.
On November 27, 2006, the Canadian parliament, with the support of the ruling party, recognized the Quebecois as a nation within Canada united in an attempt to appease the secessionist desires of the independence parties, although it was in a cultural and social sense Not legal.
The province of Quebec is highly industrialized and the territory abounds in natural resources, among which are minerals, large coniferous forests that nourish an important timber industry or lakes, rivers and other streams that produce hydroelectric energy not only for domestic consumption but also for export to the United States.
The San Lorenzo Valley is a very fertile agricultural region. Having a large livestock hut, it produces varied dairy products and meat, and in its fields, excellent fruits and vegetables are harvested. It highlights to a large extent the production of maple sugar, of which the province of Quebec is the world's leading producer.