La Patrie, Quebec
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM.
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|Constituted||December 24, 1997|
|• Mayor||Jacques Blais|
|• Federal riding||Compton—Stanstead|
|• Prov. riding||Mégantic|
|• Total||206.70 km2 (79.81 sq mi)|
|• Land||205.82 km2 (79.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||7.0%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways|| Route 212 |
La Patrie is a municipality of about 750 people in Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada. It is located at the base of Mont Mégantic.
Some industries specializing in the field of forestry have settled in La Patrie. The company Guitabec, which produces guitars under the label Godin, has a manufacturing facility in La Patrie.
Participating in a program initiated and established by the Mont-Mégantic National Park in collaboration with Hydro-Québec, the village of La Patrie has greatly reduced its light pollution, which strongly affects the Mont Mégantic Observatory.