Arthabaska Regional County Municipality

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Arthabaska
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°55′N 72°05′W / 45.917°N 72.083°W / 45.917; -72.083Coordinates: 45°55′N 72°05′W / 45.917°N 72.083°W / 45.917; -72.083[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Victoriaville
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Lionel Fréchette
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,910.60 km2 (737.69 sq mi)
 • Land 1,889.80 km2 (729.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 69,237
 • Density 36.6/km2 (95/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.5%
 • Dwellings 31,901
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc-arthabaska.qc.ca

Arthabaska Regional County Municipality is a regional county municipality located in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec. Its seat is Victoriaville.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 23 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 63380 97.40%
English only 550 0.85%
Both English and French 85 0.13%
Other languages 1055 1.62%

Attractions[edit]

  • Cinq-Chicots School of the Row (Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska)
  • LaPierre Mill (Norbertville)
  • Laurier Museum (Victoriaville)
  • Marie-Victorin Park (Kingsey Falls)
  • Postes Pavilion Hotel (Victoriaville)
  • Rivière Nicolet Trout Fishing Post (Notre-Dame-de-Ham)
  • Saint-Michel Mountain (Victoriaville)
  • St-Médard Church (1874) (Warwick)

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

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