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Le Granit Regional County Municipality

Regional county municipality Lac-Mégantic, Quebec United States
Le Granit
Location of Le Granit
Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.883Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.883[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
EffectiveMay 26, 1982
County seatLac-Mégantic
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectMaurice Bernier
Area
 • Total2,831.80 km2 (1,093.36 sq mi)
 • Land2,735.21 km2 (1,056.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total21,462
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 3.4%
 • Dwellings
12,478
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)819
Websitewww.mrcgranit.qc.ca

Le Granit (Granite) is a regional county municipality in the Estrie region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Located directly south of Quebec City, it borders the region of Chaudière-Appalaches, as well as the US states of New Hampshire and Maine. It is named for its abundance of granite. Created in 1982, Le Granit's seat is Lac-Mégantic.

Subdivisions

There are 20 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Transportation

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 141079 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Le Granit Regional County Municipality". Archived from the original on 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Le Granit, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Quebec
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map