Gaspe is a city located at the tip of Gaspe Peninsula in Gaspesie–Iles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada. The city of Gaspe lies about 650 km northeast of Quebec City, and 350 km east of Rimouski. In 2011, the city had a total population of 15,160. Its total area is 1,343.40 km2 (518.69 ml2).
The territory of Gaspe occupies 1440 km2 and borders the sea and St.Lawrence River for some 130 km. The first language learnt by most of Gaspe's population is French. Nearly 90% of the inhabitants are French Canadian. Gaspe is the site where on July 24, 1534 Jacques Cartier took possession of New France (today part of Canada) in the name of Francois I of France.
The regional hospital in Gaspe is the main employer in the region. Another big employer is a factory which makes windmill blades. The windmill factory is a major tourist attraction. The visitors can see the large size of the blades and have the chance to take pictures next to one.
Tourism is a major part of the city and region's economy. Thousands flock to Gaspe every summer to enjoy the surrounding attractions, including Forillon National Park which is fully within the boundaries of the city. One of the most interesting summer attractions is salmon fishing. York River, Dartmouth River and Saint John's River are where locals and tourists come to fish. Other tourist attractions include the stone monument Jacques Cartier's Cross, Haldimand Beach, and a local museum sheltering the WWI & WWII cenotaph which commemorates Gaspesian veterans.
The Port of Gaspe features a 2-sided wharf and is accessible year-round with occasional help of an ice-breaker. Gaspe port's near neighbour Chandler is a call port for Le Vacancier, a ferry that links Montreal to Iles de la Madeleine.
Highlights: Musée de la Gaspésie, Forillon National Park
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