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Matane is a city on the Gaspé Peninsulamarker on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence Rivermarker at the mouth of the Matane Rivermarker. The city is the seat for the Matane Regional County Municipalitymarker.

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

The Matane area is known for its shrimps. The Shrimp Festival, which used to be held in June, was cancelled due to lack of volunteers. 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



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