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Coordinates: 47°20′N 71°30′W / 47.333°N 71.500°W / 47.333; -71.500Coordinates: 47°20′N 71°30′W / 47.333°N 71.500°W / 47.333; -71.500
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
 • Land 18,796.86 km2 (7,257.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 700,616
 • Density 37.3/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code G
Area code 418, 581

Capitale-Nationale (French pronunciation: ​[kapital nasjɔnal]; English: National Capital region) is one of 17 administrative regions of Quebec, Canada. Quebec City, Quebec's centre of government, is located in this region. It has a land area of 18,796.86 km2. It reported a total resident population of 700,616 as of the Canada 2011 Census,[1] with Quebec City having 73.7 percent of the total.

Prior to January 2000, it was known as the Québec administrative region.[2] However, even though there is a sovereigntist sentiment that exists in Quebec, the region is still technically home to the Provincial Capital, not the National Capital.


Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Charlevoix 13,338 3,765.10 km2 (1,453.71 sq mi) 3.5 Baie-Saint-Paul
Charlevoix-Est 16,240 2,305.84 km2 (890.29 sq mi) 7.0 Clermont
La Côte-de-Beaupré 26,172 4,865.73 km2 (1,878.67 sq mi) 5.4 Château-Richer
L'Île-d'Orléans 6,711 192.81 km2 (74.44 sq mi) 34.8 Sainte-Famille
La Jacques-Cartier 36,883 3,194.99 km2 (1,233.59 sq mi) 11.5 Shannon
Portneuf 49,370 3,923.24 km2 (1,514.77 sq mi) 12.6 Cap-Santé
Agglomeration of Quebec City (Equivalent territory) 551,508 547.49 km2 (211.39 sq mi) 1,007.3 Quebec City
Independent Parish
Native People's Reserve

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