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Canadian French province, from Micmac (Algonquian) /kepe:k/ "strait, narrows." Related: Quebecois (n. and adj.), from French Québecois.
Province in eastern Canada, bordered to the east by Newfoundland, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean); to the southeast by New Brunswick and several states of the United States; to the southwest by Ontario; to the west by Ontario and Hudson Bay; and to the north by islands of the Northwest Territories. Its capital is Quebec City, and its largest city is Montreal.
Note: A French colony from 1663 to 1759, Quebec was then lost to the British.
Note: It is Canada's largest province in area and second largest in population, after Ontario.
Note: With French as its official language, Quebec has experienced tensions between its majority French and minority English cultures.