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Natural Regions, Appalachian Region and Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands
Lawrence Lowlands, Newfoundland Island, Appalachian Region, southern Quebec, continuations
Eastern Canada consists of the Appalachian Region and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands. The Appalachian Region embraces Newfoundland Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. This region is an extension of the Appalachian mountain system (continuations of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire) and of the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands are a generally level plain that includes southern Quebec and Ontario. This region has the largest expanse of good farmland in eastern and central Canada. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands also contain the so-called manufacturing heartland of Canada, along the corridor from Windsor, Ontario, to Quebec City. Ontario and Quebec provinces together account for 77 percent of Canada’s employment and value added in manufacturing.
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