La Pocatière

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La Pocatière
City
Cégep de La Pocatière.jpg
Location within Kamouraska RCM.
Location within Kamouraska RCM.
La Pocatière is located in Eastern Quebec
La Pocatière
La Pocatière
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°22′N 70°02′W / 47.367°N 70.033°W / 47.367; -70.033Coordinates: 47°22′N 70°02′W / 47.367°N 70.033°W / 47.367; -70.033[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM Kamouraska
Settled 1672
Constituted January 1, 1960
Government[2]
 • Mayor Sylvain Hudon
 • Federal riding Montmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-
du-Loup
 • Prov. riding Côte-du-Sud
Area[2][3]
 • Total 20.30 km2 (7.84 sq mi)
 • Land 21.73 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 4,266
 • Density 196.3/km2 (508/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 6.8%
 • Dwellings 2,137
Demonym Pocatois, Pocatoise
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0R 1Z0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 132
Route 230
Website www.lapocatiere.ca

La Pocatière is a town in the Kamouraska Regional County Municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec.

Downtown La Pocatière, Quebec.

A Bombardier plant which manufactures subway and railway cars is located there. Educational institutions include Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and Cégep de La Pocatière. There is also the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, a public institution. The town has three public schools: École Sacré-Coeur, École Polyvalente La Pocatière, and Éducation des adultes.

La Pocatière is also home to the Musée François-Pilote, a museum of Quebec ethnology. The museum features exhibits on the history of agricultural education, a number of historical period rooms, stuffed bird and animal displays, and presentations on other aspects of local history.

Near the city are small isolated hills known as monadnocks. The Montagne du College-de-Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière is 119 metres high.

City council[edit]

  • Mayor: Sylvain Hudon
  • Councillors: Pierre Darveau, Daniel Dubé, Lise Garneau, Louise Lacoursière, Steve Leclerc, Bernard Ouellet.

Statistics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census:

  • Population: 4,266
  • % Change (2006-2011): -6.8
  • Dwellings: 2,137
  • Area (km2.): 21.73 km2
  • Density (persons per km2.): 196.3

Twin towns[edit]

La Pocatière is twinned with:

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