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Matane, Quebec
—  City  —
Ville de Matane
Matane, Quebec

Coat of arms
Motto: Le succès dans l'effort (Success in effort)
Matane, Quebec is located in Quebec
Matane, Quebec
Location in Quebec, Canada
Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°31′W / 48.85°N 67.517°W / 48.85; -67.517
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region
Constitution date September 26, 2001
Government
 - Mayor Linda Cormier
(2005-2008)
 - Governing body
Area
 - Total 195.47 km2 (75.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 14,742
 - Density 75.4/km2 (195.3/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Geographical code 24 08053
People Matanais, Matanaises
Website Ville de Matane

Matane is a city on the Gaspé Peninsula on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Matane River. The city is the seat for the Matane Regional County Municipality.

There is a ferry service which crosses the river to Baie-Comeau and Godbout on the north shore.

The Matane area is known for its shrimp. The Shrimp Festival is typically held in June. The Matane river is also known for salmon fishing.

The name of the city is said to come from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "beaver pond".

Districts

The city is divided in 4 districts:

  • District 1 - Matane
  • District 2 - Saint-Jérome-de-Matane
  • District 3 - Petit-Matane
  • District 4 - Saint-Luc-de-Matane
Parc-des-Îles bridge from the Mathieu D'Amours dam

Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°31′W / 48.85°N 67.517°W / 48.85; -67.517

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