Location within Robert-Cliche RCM.
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|Constituted||January 27, 1999|
|• Mayor||Pierre Gilbert|
|• Federal riding||Beauce|
|• Prov. riding||Beauce-Nord|
|• Total||116.00 km2 (44.79 sq mi)|
|• Land||110.87 km2 (42.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||42.6/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||6.0%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce is a city in the Municipalité régionale de comté Robert-Cliche in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population was 4,722 as of the Canada 2011 Census.
The new city constitution dates from 1999, when the city of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce and the parish municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce amalgamated. However, the territory was settled as a seigneurie in 1736 under Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil, which makes it the oldest settlement in Beauce. In 1747, Vaudreuil would exchange it to Joseph de Fleury de La Gorgendière, who would initiate the development of the settlement.
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce holds an annual Truck drag race event, the Accélération de camions à St-Joseph-de-Beauce (Big Rig Drag Racing) which established in 2004. It attracts over 25,000 visitors from all over Canada and much of the United States.
- Henri Sévérin Béland, doctor, mayor and politician
- Vital Cliche, politician
- Junior Lessard, Deutsche Eishockey Liga player
- Raphaël Lessard, NASCAR driver
- Adrien Ouellette, politician
- Joseph Poirier, politician
- Gabriel-Elzéar Taschereau, seigneur, judge and politician
- Thomas Linière Taschereau, lawyer, mayor and politician
- Reference number 56980 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 27043 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2427043) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
- Big Rig Drag Racing
- McDonald, Norris (2017-08-19). "Raphael Lessard, 16, is taking the stock-car racing world by storm". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2017-12-14.