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Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality

Regional county municipality Thetford Mines Disraeli, Quebec (city)
Les Appalaches
Quebec MRC Les Appalaches location map.svg
Coordinates: 46°05′N 71°18′W / 46.083°N 71.300°W / 46.083; -71.300Coordinates: 46°05′N 71°18′W / 46.083°N 71.300°W / 46.083; -71.300[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatThetford Mines
Settlements
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectGhislain Hamel
Area
 • Total1,987.10 km2 (767.22 sq mi)
 • Land1,912.49 km2 (738.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total42,346
 • Density22.1/km2 (57/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 1.8%
 • Dwellings
22,714
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrc
desappalaches.ca
[4]

Les Appalaches ((in French) Municipalité régionale de comté des Appalaches) is a regional county municipality (RCM) in the Chaudière-Appalaches region in southeastern Quebec, Canada. It was established in 1982 from parts of the historic counties of Beauce, Frontenac, Mégantic, and Wolfe. The county seat and largest city is Thetford Mines.

The name of the RCM is linked to its location in the Appalachian Mountains with Mounts Adstock, Caribou, Oak, and Saint-Adrien being the highest. Until 2008, it was known as L'Amiante Regional County Municipality, because of the importance of asbestos mining in the region (amiante is French for "asbestos").

Subdivisions

There are 19 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Language

Mother tongue from Canada 2016 Census[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 40,675 97.7%
English only 495 1.2%
Both English and French 145 0.3%
Other languages 325 0.8%

Transportation

Access Routes

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 403501 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: Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Les Appalaches, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: L'Amiante Regional County Municipality, Quebec
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map