Les Sources Regional County Municipality

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Les Sources
Regional county municipality
Location of Les Sources
Coordinates: 45°44′N 71°48′W / 45.733°N 71.800°W / 45.733; -71.800Coordinates: 45°44′N 71°48′W / 45.733°N 71.800°W / 45.733; -71.800[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Asbestos
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Hugues Grimard
Area[2][3]
 • Total 792.90 km2 (306.14 sq mi)
 • Land 786.23 km2 (303.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 14,756
 • Density 18.8/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.0%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrcdessources.com

Les Sources is a regional county municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is the city of Asbestos. Before April 22, 2006 it was known as Asbestos regional county municipality, and before August 1990 it was known as L'Or-Blanc regional county municipality (French: white gold).

The Asbestos Strike, a critical part of Quebec's labour history, occurred in the region.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 7 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[4]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 14,756 Increase 2.0%
2006 14,466 Decrease 0.5%
2001 14,535 Decrease 3.1%
1996 15,005 Decrease 2.4%
1991 15,381 N/A

Language[edit]

Mother tongue (2011)[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 13,790 95.14%
English only 505 3.48%
English and French 90 0.62%
Non-official languages 110 0.76%

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:[5]

Attractions[edit]

  • Burbank Pond Natural Interpretation Centre (Danville)
  • Asbestos Musical Camp (Asbestos)
  • JM Asbestos Mine Visit (Asbestos)
  • The Little Happiness of Saint-Camille (Saint-Camille)
  • Mineralogical Museum, and Museum Mine History (Asbestos)
  • Mont-Ham full air Centre (Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud)

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