Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality

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Beauce-Sartigan
Regional county municipality
Quebec MRC Beauce-Sartigan location map.svg
Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Saint-Georges
Communities
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Luc Lemieux
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,977.00 km2 (763.32 sq mi)
 • Land 1,954.08 km2 (754.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 50,962
 • Density 26.1/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings 23,410
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrc
beaucesartigan.com

Beauce-Sartigan is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. The county seat is Saint-Georges.[2]

The Chaudière River flows through it. It shares its eastern border with Maine, United States.

The name of the RCM is linked to the historical region of which it is part, Beauce. Sartigan is a distortion of Mechatigan (or Msakkikhan), the name given to the Chaudière River by the native Abenakis.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 16 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

  • Population change (2001-2006): 3.6%
  • Dwellings: 21,867
  • National rank in terms of population: 117
  • Provincial rank in terms of population: 31

People[edit]

  • 99.3% White
  • 0.4% Aboriginal
  • 0.3% Visible Minority

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]

Attractions[edit]

  • Centre d'art de Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges)
  • Centre Marie-Fitzbach (Saint-Georges)
  • Magasin général Honoré Grégoire (Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley)
  • Musée d'autos antiques Victor-Bélanger (Saint-Côme–Linière)
  • Pont couvert Perreault (1928) (Notre-Dame-des-Pins)
  • Saint-Georges Airport (Saint-Georges)
  • Saint-Paul-de-Cumberland Church (1847) (Saint-Simon-les-Mines)
  • Village miniature Baillargeon (Saint-Georges)

See also[edit]

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