Church of Berthier-sur-Mer
Location within La Matapédia RCM.
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Rosario Bossé|
|• Federal riding||Montmagny—L'Islet—
|• Prov. riding||Côte-du-Sud|
|• Total||26.80 km2 (10.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||26.79 km2 (10.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||52.2/km2 (135/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||12.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0R 1E0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
Berthier-sur-Mer is a town in the Montmagny Regional County Municipality within the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, east of Quebec City on Route 132.
A strip of rather interesting underlying sedimentary bedrock maintains a relatively straight shoreline through which a natural harbour, quite round in shape, has been eroded. The bedrock is set at about a 60 to 80° angle and is composed of hundreds of very thin layers of red shale interspersed every meter or so with 5 to 10 cm layers of what appears to be limestone. It is quite dramatic in places where it hasn't been worn down by human activities.