|Nickname(s): Quebec's little Switzerland|
Location within Arthabaska RCM.
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|Constituted||December 18, 1982|
|• Mayor||Louis Lafleur|
|• Federal riding||Richmond—Arthabaska|
|• Prov. riding||Drummond–Bois-Francs|
|• Total||117.00 km2 (45.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||115.42 km2 (44.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||0.3%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0P 1J0|
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.
The first settlers to the area arrived in 1835, but colonization actually began in spring 1849 with the establishment of a Catholic parish.
The principal source of income in Chesterville is agriculture and forest exploration, but the area is also a haven for artists.
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. 
- Anderson Machineries (agricultural and forestry machinery manufacturer)
- Centre-du-Québec touristic region
- Groupe Synergy Composites (developer of advanced composite products and technology for the utility vehicle and bus industries)
-  Clairière - Art et Nature is an organization dedicated to creation and promotion of contemporary visual arts and music.
- Statistics Canada
|Tingwick||Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick / Notre-Dame-de-Ham|