The Duplessis region encompasses the eastern part of the Côte-Nord administrative region (the western part is called Manicougan) and its best known cities are Sept-Îles, Port-Cartier and Havre-Saint-Pierre.
The Eastern Townships is prosperous thanks to its natural resources, such as copper and zinc, its sawmills and railroad. Vineyards and orchards and their derivative products greatly contribute to the economy.
A neighbour of the island of Montreal, Laval is the third most populated city in Quebec. Located on Ile Jésus, Laval has a history that goes back as far as 1850, as witnessed by certain historical churches, including Sainte-Rose and Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.