Chesterville, Quebec

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Chesterville
Municipality
Chesterville.jpeg
Nickname(s): Quebec's little Switzerland
Location within Arthabaska RCM.
Location within Arthabaska RCM.
Chesterville is located in Southern Quebec
Chesterville
Chesterville
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°58′N 71°49′W / 45.967°N 71.817°W / 45.967; -71.817Coordinates: 45°58′N 71°49′W / 45.967°N 71.817°W / 45.967; -71.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM Arthabaska
Settled 1835-1849
Constituted December 18, 1982
Government[2]
 • Mayor Louis Lafleur
 • Federal riding Richmond—Arthabaska
 • Prov. riding Drummond–Bois-Francs
Area[2][3]
 • Total 117.00 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
 • Land 115.42 km2 (44.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 891
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.3%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0P 1J0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 161
Website www.chesterville.net

Chesterville is a municipality in the Arthabaska district of the Centre-du-Québec (Bois-Francs) region of Quebec, on Route 161 approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Montreal.

Geography[edit]

The town's mountainous terrain in the heart of the Canadian Appalachians has earned it the nickname of "Quebec's little Switzerland," and boasts a picturesque location adjacent to the northern Nicolet river.

History[edit]

The first settlers to the area arrived in 1835, but colonization actually began in spring 1849 with the establishment of a Catholic parish.

Demographics[edit]

The principal source of income in Chesterville is agriculture and forest exploration, but the area is also a haven for artists.

Attractions[edit]

The free annual Symposium L'Accueil des Grands Peintres (art symposium) attracts many art lovers and features exhibits, artist conferences, workshops, local fare, and other cultural activities.

«Clairière - Art et Nature» is a 2 km forest path and natural amphitheatre dedicated to Professional site specific visual arts and musical concerts. Annual week-ends events are presented in August and September; they are open to the public. [1]

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