Chaudière-Appalaches

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Chaudière-Appalaches
Region
Map of Chaudière-Appalaches within Quebec.
Map of Chaudière-Appalaches within Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°29′N 70°37′W / 46.483°N 70.617°W / 46.483; -70.617Coordinates: 46°29′N 70°37′W / 46.483°N 70.617°W / 46.483; -70.617
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Area[1][2]
 • Land 15,080.30 km2 (5,822.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 410,829
 • Density 27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)
Website www.chaudiere-appalaches.gouv.qc.ca

Chaudière-Appalaches (French pronunciation: ​[ʃodjɛʁ apalaʃ]) is an administrative region in Quebec, Canada. It comprises most of what is historically known as the "Beauce" (French: La Beauce; compare with the electoral district of Beauce). It is named for the Chaudière River and the Appalachian Mountains.

Chaudière-Appalaches has a population of 410,829 residents (as of the Canada 2011 Census) and a land area of 15,080.30 square kilometres (5,822.54 sq mi). The main cities are Lévis, Saint-Georges, Thetford Mines, Sainte-Marie and Montmagny.

Subdivisions[edit]

Regional County Municipalities[edit]

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Beauce-Sartigan 50,962 1,954.08 km2 (754.47 sq mi) 26.1 Saint-Georges
Bellechasse 35,318 1,749.64 km2 (675.54 sq mi) 20.2 Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse
La Nouvelle-Beauce 35,107 906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi) 38.7 Sainte-Marie
Les Appalaches 43,120 1,912.88 km2 (738.57 sq mi) 22.5 Thetford Mines
Les Etchemins 17,254 1,810.33 km2 (698.97 sq mi) 9.5 Lac-Etchemin
L'Islet 18,517 2,099.82 km2 (810.75 sq mi) 8.8 Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
Lotbinière 29,617 1,661.99 km2 (641.70 sq mi) 17.8 Sainte-Croix
Montmagny 22,877 1,697.28 km2 (655.32 sq mi) 13.5 Montmagny
Robert-Cliche 19,288 838.81 km2 (323.87 sq mi) 23.0 Beauceville

Equivalent territory[edit]

Territory Equivalent to a RCM (TE) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Lévis 138,769 449.31 km2 (173.48 sq mi) 308.8 Lévis

Major communities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  2. ^ a b "(Code 2425) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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