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Caplan is a municipality in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada.
There are various explanations as to the origin of the name Caplan, including: a corruption of capelin or Cape Land; from the surname of a certain John Kaplan, an Indian who long camped at this location; or from the Mi'kmaq word gaplanjetig (meaning "capelin").
The place was incorporated in 1875 as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Caplan. In 1964, it changed its status and was renamed to Municipality of Caplan.