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Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality

Saint-Georges, Quebec Regional county municipality Chaudière-Appalaches
Beauce-Sartigan
Quebec MRC Beauce-Sartigan location map.svg
Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSaint-Georges
Communities
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectLuc Lemieux
Area
 • Total1,977.00 km2 (763.32 sq mi)
 • Land1,954.50 km2 (754.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total52,406
 • Density26.8/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings
24,195
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrc
beaucesartigan.com
[4]

Beauce-Sartigan is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. The county seat is Saint-Georges.[2]

The Chaudière River flows through it. It shares its eastern border with Maine, United States.

The name of the RCM is linked to the historical region of which it is part, Beauce. Sartigan is a distortion of Mechatigan (or Msakkikhan), the name given to the Chaudière River by the native Abenakis.

Subdivisions

There are 16 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Ethnicity

Source: 2016 Census [3]

Transportation

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

Attractions

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 141119 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 290 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Beauce-Sartigan, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "(Code 2429) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map