Central Quebec - Centre-du-Quebec Region
Centre-du-Quebec (Central Quebec) region is located… well, surprise! - In the center of Quebec. It occupies a land area of 6939 square kilometres or 2675 square miles.
The Centre-du-Québec region has a population of around 230 thousand inhabitants and the latest census show that the Centre-du-Québec population grows faster than the entire province of Québec. The Drummond county fares particularly well with a significant population increase, followed by the Arthabaska county. The region accounts for 3% of the population of Québec, which makes it the 12th largest administrative region among the 17 regions.
The region boasts a solid, diversified economy which develops in a mix of tradition, confidence and innovation.
The manufacturing sector is highly developed here, with numerous and varied service firms. In the Center-of-Quebec, nature abounds and is preserved and developed. Choosing to live in the region means choosing an environment that is conducive to sustainable development. The main cities of Central Quebec are Drummondville, Victoriaville and Becancour.
Note: many people in Quebec will tell you that Centre-du-Quebec or Central Quebec is just an official name of Bois-Francs region, and others will call it Arthabaska. In fact, Arthabaska is one of the counties of Central Quebec, and the territory of the administrative region is larger than Bois-Francs. Anyway, just come here and taste local poultry, dairy products, apples and cranberries.
You won’t go back! Montreal and Québec City are within an hour and a half's drive from the region, while Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières are close at hand.