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  General Description   The landscape of the Manicouagan - Uapishka territory is dominated by the St. Lawrence River in the South, and the Manicouagan reservoir in the North, a circular scar of the earth that can be cleary seen at all scales including from space. They are linked together by a web of rivers that have a strong hydropower potential and flow through vast woodlands.
The hinterland of the Manicouagan - Uapishka area consists of a vast dry plateau. Its surface is formed by hills (between 400 and 600 m) separated by rectilinear valleys and surrounded by the Groulx Mountains massif characterized by some thirty mountain tops exceeding 1000 m.
Baie-Comeau is the largest city in the area with 22613 inhabitants.
  Major ecosystem type   Natural province of the Central Laurentians
  Major habitats & land cover types  
  Location   Point Central (Manic V) 68 43 36 W 50 38 51 N
Limite extrême Nord 68 03 52 W 52 07 23 N
Limite extrême Est 67 15 46 W 51 40 17 N
Limite extrême Sud 68 22 58 W 48 47 44 N
Limite extrême Ouest 70 08 05 W 51 18 32 N
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   5,480,000
  Core area(s)   Terrestrial: 2867,80 km2 Marine:154,90 km2
  Buffer zone(s)   Terrestrial 7919,66 km2 Marine 543,00km2
  Transition area(s) when given   Terrestrial: 40762,54 km2 Marine: 2552,10 km2
  Altitude (metres above sea level)   From -380 to 1104m
  Year designated   2007
  Administrative authorities   Comité de la Réserve de Biosphère Manicouagan - Uapishka

Last updated: 23/11/2007

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