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Gas·pé Peninsula

 (găs-pā′)
A peninsula of eastern Quebec, Canada, between Chaleur Bay and the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Mountainous and heavily wooded, the peninsula is known for its picturesque coastal villages. The Bay of Gaspé is located at its eastern tip.
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Gaspé Peninsula

(ɡæˈspeɪ; French ɡaspe)
n
(Placename) a peninsula in E Canada, in SE Quebec between the St Lawrence River and New Brunswick: mountainous and wooded with many lakes and rivers. Area: about 29 500 sq km (11 400 sq miles). Also called: the Gaspé
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An indirect indicator of these partnerships is the historical incidence of Basque names among Inuit, Mi'kmaw, and Metis families in southern Labrador, Cape Breton Island, and parts of Gaspesie. While these partnerships did not change the fact that only Basques had access to European capital and markets, they differed from sedentary colonialism in that they did not result in Native expulsion from European settlement areas, or in a deepening spiral of competition, fear, and conflict.
It gave the region its marketable name: Gaspesie. Explorer Jacques Cartier planted a wooden cross somewhere near Gaspe in 1534 and claimed the territory for France, which didn't quite work out.
He grew up in the Gaspesie, Quebec and joined the Canadian Army when he was 19 years old.
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