Irlande, Quebec

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Irlande
Municipality
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Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Irlande is located in Southern Quebec
Irlande
Irlande
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°04′N 71°29′W / 46.067°N 71.483°W / 46.067; -71.483Coordinates: 46°04′N 71°29′W / 46.067°N 71.483°W / 46.067; -71.483[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Les Appalaches
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Bruno Vézina
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Lotbinière-Frontenac
Area[2][3]
 • Total 112.10 km2 (43.28 sq mi)
 • Land 109.42 km2 (42.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 959
 • Density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.8%
 • Dwellings 408
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G6H 2N7
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 165
Route 216
Website www.mundirlande.qc.ca

Irlande is a municipality in Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. Its population was 959 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

Irlande does not have a town or village centre, but the hamlet of Maple Grove, at the intersection of Chemins Craig and Gosford, constitutes the only notable urban agglomeration. This is where the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and the rectory are located.

Name[edit]

The township of Ireland was first colonized by Irish settlers, who called the area "New Ireland." The municipality kept the English spelling until 1987, when it took the French "Irlande."

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