|— City —|
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|Constituted||September 26, 2001|
|• Mayor||François Fecteau|
|• Federal riding||Beauce|
|• Prov. riding||Beauce-Sud|
|• City||202.40 km2 (78.15 sq mi)|
|• Land||198.21 km2 (76.53 sq mi)|
|• Metro||355.62 km2 (137.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||157.3/km2 (407/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||97.4/km2 (252/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||5.3%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G5Y, G5Z, G6A|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways|| Route 173
Saint-Georges is a city in the province of Quebec. It is the seat of Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality, part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region. The population was 31,173 as of the Canada 2011 Census. Route 173 runs through Saint-Georges Est (where it is known as Boulevard Lacroix) and heads south to the border with Maine, USA.
The Beauce-Etchemin School Board (Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin) has its headquarters on 118th Street.
In 2002, it amalgamated with Saint-Georges-Est (pop. 4,110), Aubert-Gallion (pop. 2,444) and Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande (pop. 786).
It is home to one of the few inflatable dams, introduced to raise the water level of the Chaudière River for water-based activities and to make the riverside more attractive. Pedestrian bridges were also built over the river as part of the same project.
Although a relatively small city, Saint-Georges is often considered the Metropolis of Beauce Region because it's the largest city in the region. Saint-Georges is an important manufacturing center, including textiles, steel forgings, garage doors, bicycles and truck trailers. The city has a wide array of local and national retailers and restaurants, as well as many services including financial institutions, schools of different levels, medical clinics, a hospital and several others that are not found elsewhere in the region. Carrefour Saint-Georges is the largest shopping mall in town and in the region.
Saint-Georges is the headquarters of the intercity bus company Autocars La Chaudière, which provides bus services in the Beauce Region to Quebec City. The city also has a regional airport. The extension of Autoroute 73 to the city has been under discussion for almost thirty years, but the project has not yet been completed; the highway has been extended only to Beauceville, Quebec, approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) to the north, since November 2007. Assessments of the environmental and agricultural impacts of the next segment to Saint-Georges were underway as of August 2008.
In 2006, Saint-Georges was 99.6% White, 0.2% Aboriginal, and 0.2% Visible Minorities Visible Minority.
 Twin towns
- Lisieux, France since 1996
 See also
- Reference number 80047 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 29073 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- "(Code 2429073) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- "(Code 428) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.. The census agglomeration consists of Saint-Georges, Lac-Poulin, Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Saint-Benoît-Labre, Saint-Simon-les-Mines. In the 2006 census, the census agglomeration had not included Notre-Dame-des-Pins or Saint-Simon-les-Mines.
- Garant, André (1985). À l'ombre du clocher-- Saint-Georges-de-Beauce : 150e anniversaire de l'érection canonique, 1835-1985 (in French). Fabrique Saint-Georges-de-Beauce. ISBN 978-2-9800513-0-2. OCLC 16060860.
- "Prolongement de l'autoroute Robert-Cliche (73)" (in French). Transports Québec. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
||Beauceville||Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Saint-Simon-les-Mines||Saint-Benjamin, Saint-Prosper|