Maskinongé Regional County Municipality

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Maskinongé
Regional county municipality
Location of Maskinongé
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°56′W / 46.317°N 72.933°W / 46.317; -72.933Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°56′W / 46.317°N 72.933°W / 46.317; -72.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Louiseville
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Robert Lalonde
Area[2][3]
 • Total 2,502.40 km2 (966.18 sq mi)
 • Land 2,387.45 km2 (921.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 36,286
 • Density 15.2/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.8%
 • Dwellings 18,483
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc-maskinonge.qc.ca

Maskinongé is a regional county municipality in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Louiseville. It is located adjacent on the west of Trois-Rivières on the Saint Lawrence River.

The population according to the Canada 2011 Census is 36,286.[3]

History[edit]

The RCM was formed on January 1, 1982, and it consisted of Hunterstown Township (now part of Saint-Paulin); Belleau Municipality (now part of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts); the parish municipalities of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Sainte-Angèle (since renamed to Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont), Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche (now part of Yamachiche), Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup (now part of Louiseville), Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Édouard (since renamed to Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé), Saint-Joseph-de-Maskinongé (now part of Maskinongé), Saint-Justin, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Paulin, Saint-Sévère, and Sainte-Ursule; and the village municipalities of Louiseville, Maskinongé, Saint-Paulin, and Yamachiche.

On January 1, 2002, the municipalities of Charette, Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (since renamed to Saint-Boniface), Saint-Élie (since renamed to Saint-Élie-de-Caxton), Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, and Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc were transferred to the Maskinongé RCM when the Centre-de-la-Mauricie and Francheville Regional Counties were dissolved.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 17 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

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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