Bécancour Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°11′W / 46.317°N 72.183°W / 46.317; -72.183Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°11′W / 46.317°N 72.183°W / 46.317; -72.183[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Bécancour
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Poste vacant
 • Total 1,231.30 km2 (475.41 sq mi)
 • Land 1,144.67 km2 (441.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 20,081
 • Density 17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.8%
 • Dwellings 9,513
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819

Bécancour is a regional county municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Bécancour.[2]


There are 12 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]


Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 18080 97.70%
English only 105 0.57%
Both English and French 20 0.11%
Other languages 300 1.62%


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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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