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Administrative region
Coordinates: 47°20′N 71°30′W / 47.333°N 71.500°W / 47.333; -71.500Coordinates: 47°20′N 71°30′W / 47.333°N 71.500°W / 47.333; -71.500
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officers Jean Fortin (President)
 • Land 18,796.86 km2 (7,257.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 700,616
 • Density 37.3/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code G
Area code 418, 581

Capitale-Nationale (French pronunciation: ​[kapital nasjɔnal]; English: National Capital region) is one of 17 administrative regions of Quebec, Canada. Quebec City, Quebec's centre of government, is located in this region. It has a land area of 18,796.86 km2. It reported a total resident population of 700,616 as of the Canada 2011 Census,[1] with Quebec City having 73.7 percent of the total.

Prior to January 2000, it was known as the Québec administrative region.[2]


Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Charlevoix 13,338 3,765.10 km2 (1,453.71 sq mi) 3.5 Baie-Saint-Paul
Charlevoix-Est 16,240 2,305.84 km2 (890.29 sq mi) 7.0 Clermont
La Côte-de-Beaupré 26,172 4,865.73 km2 (1,878.67 sq mi) 5.4 Château-Richer
L'Île-d'Orléans 6,711 192.81 km2 (74.44 sq mi) 34.8 Sainte-Famille
La Jacques-Cartier 36,883 3,194.99 km2 (1,233.59 sq mi) 11.5 Shannon
Portneuf 49,370 3,923.24 km2 (1,514.77 sq mi) 12.6 Cap-Santé
Agglomeration of Quebec City (Equivalent territory) 551,508 547.49 km2 (211.39 sq mi) 1,007.3 Quebec City
Independent Parish
Native People's Reserve

Major communities[edit]

School Boards[edit]


  • Commission scolaire de Charlevoix (Charlevoix and Charlevoix-Est).
  • Commission scolaire des Découvreurs
  • Commission scolaire de la Capitale
  • Commission scolaire de Portneuf
  • Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries


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