Beaumont, Quebec

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Beaumont
Saint Etienne Church
Saint Etienne Church
Coat of arms of Beaumont
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Beaumont is located in Southern Quebec
Beaumont
Beaumont
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°00′W / 46.817°N 71.000°W / 46.817; -71.000Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°00′W / 46.817°N 71.000°W / 46.817; -71.000[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMBellechasse
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
 • MayorDavid Christopher
 • Federal ridingBellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
 • Prov. ridingBellechasse
Area
 • Total44.70 km2 (17.26 sq mi)
 • Land44.70 km2 (17.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total2,942
 • Density65.8/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Increase 21.6%
 • Dwellings
1,328
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area codes418 and 581
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 132
Route 279
Websitebeaumont-qc.com

Beaumont is a municipality of about 2,900 people 10 km east of Lévis, next to the Saint Lawrence River, in the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec. It is a mostly rural community, with most people working in Lévis as there are no major businesses in Beaumont. It was chosen as one of the top 20 nicest villages in the province of Quebec.

It is crossed by Route 132, with many of its shops and commodities built alongside it. A few small streets are attached to the road, but the rest of the municipality is divided using the seigneurial system. The many open fields in Beaumont stretch all the way to the Saint Lawrence river, giving the visitors a large panorama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reference number 344511 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic code 19105 in the official Répertoire des municipalités". www.mamh.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation.
  3. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Beaumont, Municipalité [Census subdivision], Quebec and Saint-Raymond [Population centre], Quebec". 8 February 2017.