Sainte-Marie, Quebec

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Sainte-Marie
City
Sainte-Marie1.jpg
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Sainte-Marie is located in Southern Quebec
Sainte-Marie
Sainte-Marie
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°27′N 71°02′W / 46.450°N 71.033°W / 46.450; -71.033Coordinates: 46°27′N 71°02′W / 46.450°N 71.033°W / 46.450; -71.033[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM La Nouvelle-Beauce
Constituted April 15, 1978
Government[2]
 • Mayor Harold Guay
 • Federal riding Beauce
 • Prov. riding Beauce-Nord
Area[2][3]
 • Total 108.90 km2 (42.05 sq mi)
 • Land 107.17 km2 (41.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 12,889
 • Density 120.3/km2 (312/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 11.3%
 • Dwellings 5,654
Demonym Mariverains, Mariveraines
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G6E 3Z3
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-73

Route 173
Route 216
Website www.sainte-marie.ca

Sainte-Marie is a city in the province of Quebec. It is the seat of the Municipalité régionale de la Nouvelle-Beauce, in Chaudière-Appalaches. The population was 12,889 as of the Canada 2011 Census, 99.0% French-speaking as of 2006. It is located 59 kilometres (37 mi) south-east of Quebec City, on the Chaudière River.

History[edit]

The seigneurie of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Nouvelle-Beauce was granted to Thomas-Jacques Taschereau in 1736. The name was chosen in honour of his wife, Marie-Claire de Fleury de La Gorgendière. The religious parish was founded in 1737 and the municipality in 1845.

The territory of Sainte-Marie was split on several occasions for the foundation of neighbouring communities: Saint-Bernard, Saint-Isidore, Saint-Maxime-de-Scott (now Scott), Sainte-Marguerite, Sainte-Hénédine, Saint-Sylvestre, Saint-Elzéar, Saint-Séverin, Saints-Anges, and Vallée-Jonction.

In 1913, the territory was split again, following the detachment of the village (urban part of the territory) from the parish municipality (rural part). In 1958, the village was constituted as a city and in 1959, Sainte-Marie-de-la-Nouvelle-Beauce became simply Sainte-Marie. In 1978, the city and the parish municipality amalgamated.

People linked to Sainte-Marie[edit]

Manoir Taschereau

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