经济主要是农业（盛产苹果，橄榄，葡萄等），渔业，林业以及旅游（著名的穿孔石“賀雪卑西” Rocher perce和鸟岛）。该地区80%覆盖着针叶林，也是魁北克省森林覆盖率最高的地区。面积20272平方公里，人口96924人（2001年），下辖5个县，2个独立市，2个印第安保留地，总计53个城镇。
The administrative region of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine was created on December 22, 1987. It brings together two geographical units: the Gaspé peninsula (20,102.69 km2) and the Magdalen Islands archipelago (205.4 km2). The population is 94,336 (2006 census). The region is projected into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, at the eastern extremity of Quebec. The region's interior, 80% of which is covered by coniferous forests, is among the most rugged terrain in the province. Rich soils cover the land along the coast and within the region's river valleys. Important mineral deposits are also found in this region.
Forty-two local municipalities are located in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, along with seven unorganized territories, two reserves, and one Mi'kmaq community. With the exception of a few villages, the entire population is spread out along the coast, in villages with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. Its largest community is the city of Gaspé (2006 population 14,819), near the tip of the peninsula.
The region has undergone many stresses which have influenced the evolution of its economy. The decrease in population as well as in primary resources, the weak diversity of secondary economic activities, and the seasonal nature of many of its jobs are all elements that explain the fragility of the job market. Tourism plays a vital part in the region's economy.
Regional County Municipalities
- Avignon Regional County Municipality
- Bonaventure Regional County Municipality
- Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality
- La Côte-de-Gaspé Regional County Municipality
- La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality
- Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
- New Richmond
- Portail régional de la Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine Official website
- Municipalities and cities of Gaspé region