L'Érable Regional County Municipality

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L'Érable
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°15′N 71°45′W / 46.250°N 71.750°W / 46.250; -71.750Coordinates: 46°15′N 71°45′W / 46.250°N 71.750°W / 46.250; -71.750[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Plessisville
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Sylvain Labrecque
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,300.70 km2 (502.20 sq mi)
 • Land 1,286.81 km2 (496.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 23,366
 • Density 18.2/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.9%
 • Dwellings 10,721
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc-erable.qc.ca

L'Érable (Maple) is a regional county municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. Named for its maple trees, the area is rural in nature and is located 50 km southwest of Quebec City. Its seat is Plessisville.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 11 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 22,295 98.11%
English only 105 0.46%
Both English and French 45 0.20%
Other languages 280 1.23%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

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