About Gaspe

Gaspe is a city at the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula in the Gaspésie–Lies-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Gaspe is located about 650 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, and 350 kilometres east of Rimouski. As of the Canada 2011 Census, the city had a total population of 15,163.

In addition to Gaspe itself, the city's territory also includes the communities of Cap-aux-Os, Cap-des-Rosier, Douglaston, Handyman, Jersey Cove, L'Anse-à-Fugger, L'Anse-à-Valla, L'Anse-au-Griffon, Penouille, Petit-Cap, Petite-Riviera-au-Reynard, Pointe-June, Riviera-au-Reynard, Riviera-Morris, Sandy Beach, Saint-Majorique, Saint-Maurice-de-l'Échouerie, Wake ham, and York Centre. The city's territory occupies 1440 square kilometres and borders the sea and the St-Lawrence River for some 130 km.

Gaspe is where Jacques Cartier took possession of Nouvelle-France (now Canada) in the name of François I of France on July 24, 1534