Quebec is a French speaking province in north eastern Canada. It is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces. Most of its population lives in the southern parts of the province. Quebec has a strong economy based on skilled workers, natural resources and its ability to adjust to economic change. Water is one of Quebec’s most important natural resources. The province has more than one million lakes and rivers. This includes the St. Lawrence River, one of the longest rivers in the world which flows for about 1200 kilometres through Quebec.