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UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization DESIGNATION : September 18th, 2007

GEOGRAPHICAL SIZE: 54 800 km2

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION : Central Laurentides

ADMINISTRATIVE REGION : 09 – North Shore (Province of Quebec)

REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY COUNTIES (MRC) : Manicouagan (74,5 % of the territory), Caniapiscau (15,8 %), Sept-Rivières (9,7 %)

POPULATION : About 34,000 inhabitants

MAIN-CITY : Baie-Comeau

NATIVE COMMUNITY : Pessamit

VILLAGES (7) : Baie-Trinité, Chute-aux-Outardes, Franquelin, Godbout, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Pointe-Lebel, Ragueneau

MAIN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES : Hydroelectricity and aluminium production, forest industries, mining industries, commercial fishing and navigation, tourism.

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