Bas Saint Laurent
La Matapédia | Québec
The Bas-Saint-Laurent (Lower Saint-Lawrence) region is located along the south shore of the lower Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The river widens at this place and became farther a bay who discharges itself in the sea and is often nicknamed "Bas-du-Fleuve" (Lower-River). The region is formed by 8 regional county municipalities and 114 municipalities.
It has a population of 199,977 and a land area of 22,234.10km².
Its geography is marked by the Saint Lawrence River to the northwest, the Notre Dame Mountains section of the Appalachians, as well as the Matapédia and Témiscouata valleys, which form the natural communication corridors with the Gaspé Peninsula, Maine, and the Maritimes.[Wiki]