Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec

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Skyline of Cookshire-Eaton
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM
Cookshire-Eaton is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°25′N 71°38′W / 45.42°N 71.63°W / 45.42; -71.63Coordinates: 45°25′N 71°38′W / 45.42°N 71.63°W / 45.42; -71.63[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-François
Constituted July 24, 2002
 • Mayor Sylvie Lapointe
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Mégantic
 • Total 298.70 km2 (115.33 sq mi)
 • Land 295.95 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 5,171
 • Density 17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.3%
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J0B 1M0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 108
Route 210
Route 212
Route 251
Route 253

Cookshire-Eaton is a city in the Estrie region of Quebec. It is the seat of Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality. Sherbrooke Airport is located there.

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on July 24, 2002 the city of Cookshire, the municipality of Newport and the township of Eaton were merged to form Cookshire-Eaton;[4] prior to this, on April 25, 2001, the village of Sawyerville had merged with Eaton.[5] After a 2004 referendum, however, Newport de-merged and was reconstituted as an independent municipality as of January 1, 2006. Nevertheless, Newport and Cookshire-Eaton both remain part of the urban agglomeration of Cookshire-Eaton.

The community had a population of 5,171 in the Canada 2011 Census.


  1. ^ Reference number 377747 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 41038 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2441038) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
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