Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie Regional County Municipality

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Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie
Regional county municipality
Coordinates: 46°36′N 72°49′W / 46.600°N 72.817°W / 46.600; -72.817Coordinates: 46°36′N 72°49′W / 46.600°N 72.817°W / 46.600; -72.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
Effective September 1982[1]
Dissolved December 31, 2001
County seat Shawinigan
Government
 • Type Prefecture
Area[1][2]
 • Total 1,282 km2 (495 sq mi)
 • Land 1,351.66 km2 (521.88 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 64,841
 • Density 48.0/km2 (124/sq mi)
 • Pop 1996-2001 Decrease 3.4%
 • Dwellings 32,148
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819

Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie was a former regional county municipality and census division in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. Prior to its dissolution, it consisted of:

Villes
Municipalities
Parish Municipalities
Villages

The RCM was dissolved on December 31, 2001, when the municipalities of Charette, Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan, Saint-Élie, and Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc were transferred to the Maskinongé Regional County Municipality, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel was transferred to the Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality, and the remaining municipalities were amalgamated into the new City of Shawinigan.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reference number 141082 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census profile: Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie". 
  3. ^ Commission Municipale du Québec, Rapport au Ministre des Affaires Municipales et de la Métropole, Monsieur André Boisclair, sur les Équipements, Infrastructures, Services et Activités à Caractère Supralocal (Éisa) – Municipalité Régionale de Comté du Centre-de-la-Mauricie (Online version PDF)