Newport, Quebec

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Not to be confused with the former Newport in Gaspésie, which is now part of Chandler.
Newport
Municipality
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM.
Newport is located in Southern Quebec
Newport
Newport
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°23′N 71°29′W / 45.383°N 71.483°W / 45.383; -71.483Coordinates: 45°23′N 71°29′W / 45.383°N 71.483°W / 45.383; -71.483[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-François
Constituted January 1, 2006
Government[2]
 • Mayor Thérèse Ménard-Théroux
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Mégantic
Area[2][3]
 • Total 272.50 km2 (105.21 sq mi)
 • Land 271.88 km2 (104.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 720
 • Density 2.6/km2 (7/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 8.2%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0B 1M0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 108
Route 210
Route 212

Newport is a municipality of about 700 people in Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada. Newport has a small town called Island Brook.

On July 24, 2002, the then-township of Newport was amalgamated into the city of Cookshire-Eaton as part of the early 2000s municipal reorganization in Quebec. After a referendum, Newport de-merged and became an independent municipality on January 1, 2006. However, it remains part of the urban agglomeration of Cookshire-Eaton.

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