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Quebec City

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Morgan Zyma

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Physical Geography

Physical Geography

Climate Region: The climate region in Quebec City is classified as humid continental. Quebec is known for distinct four seasons. Summers are usually warm and very humid with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures average of -5 to -18 degrees Celsius with an average of about 124 inches of snowfall yearly. Spring and Fall bring mid-chilly to warm temperatures.
Climate Graph of Quebec City
Physical Geography
Soil & Vegetation: Quebec's soil and vegetation differs greatly between each place. Although, in Quebec City northern temperate and boreal zones cover the land. Therefore the leached soil provides the mixed, deciduous and coniferous forests with nutrient enriched soil. Various types of trees include: spruce, balsam fir, hemlock,maple etc. Human induced changes to the region are due to urbanization that is an occurring problem.
Human Geography
Population Statistics: Quebec City has a population of 491 140 . A recent census discovered that the fertility rate is 1.69. There are also more females than males and the highest range of people living in Quebec City are those within the ages of 3-45 years. The birth rate is about 9.9 % and the death rate is roughly 7.4 % with a life expectancy of 77-83 years due to advances of healthcare and sanitation.
Population Graph for Quebec City
Human Geography
Cultural Biodiversity: Pull factors for Quebec City include: health care, jobs, freedom and the overall beauty that the city has to offer. Over 90% of those who live in Quebec City are Roman Catholic. Also, 81% of people primarily speak French. Bill 101 was just past to ensure the French language in Quebec is upheld by increasing the push to learn and speak French.
Quebec Population Origins
Quebec City
Population: 491 140
Area: 484.1 cm squared

Landform Region: The landform region that Quebec City is located in is the St. Lawrence Great lake Lowlands and on the outskirts parts of the Canadian Shield. Therefore, the sedimentary rock the lies beneath the land provides for a level landscape intertwined with various forests and waterways. Shaped by glaciers.
Human Geography
Settlement Patterns: Ville De Quebec, or Quebec City was the first city in Canada to be established with goals of becoming a permanent settlement. The clustered population of Quebec City is densely populated in the main (older) part of Quebec City that upholds the european vibe. Other than that, rural farmers are found on outer locations of the city. Quebec City has roughly 228.6 people per square kilometer. It is also Canada's second most popular city.
Economic Geography
The economy in Quebec makes up 19.65% of Canada's total GDP. Manufacturing and service jobs reign supreme in the city. Quebec's total export worth was $147.6 billion. (2008)
Primary Jobs:
Primary jobs in Quebec City are somewhat limited since it is mostly a tertiary economy. Such jobs that fit under the category of primary include: lumber, farming and extraction of chemicals. The mining industry in the province accounts for nearly 15000 direct jobs.
Secondary Jobs:
Secondary jobs in Quebec City depend on manufacturing of certain items. Such as: collecting chemicals, manufacturing aerospace, energy utilities, engineering and construction.
Tertiary Jobs:
Tertiary jobs in this city cover more than half of the jobs and services it provides for tourists and people who live there alike. Various tertiary jobs in Quebec City are: retail, government/political(!!),transportation, tourism, service sector+defense and restaurants.
Works Cited
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Caldwell, G. (n.d.). Cultural diversity and Quebec's common public culture. InRoadsJournalca. Retrieved June 17, 2014, from http://www.inroadsjournal.ca/cultural-diversity-and-quebecs-common-public-culture/

Still, V. (2013). Vegetation. Québec Portal. Retrieved June 17, 2014, from http://www.gouv.qc.ca/portail/quebec/pgs/commun/portrait/geographie/vegetation/?lang=en

Treasure, M. (2014). Quebec City Weather, When to Go and Climate Information. Quebec City Weather and Climate: Quebec City, Canada. Retrieved June 17, 2014, from http://www.world-guides.com/north-america/canada/quebec/quebec-city/quebec_city_weather.html

Quebec City
Barbeau, R. (2013, March 4). Economic Snapshot of the Quebec City Metropolitan Region. Information Centre: Statistics on the economy of the Québec City metropolitan region. Retrieved June 17, 2014, from http://www.quebecinternational.ca/economic-statistics/overview/
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