Disraeli, Quebec (city)

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Disraeli
City
Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Disraeli is located in Southern Quebec
Disraeli
Disraeli
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°54′N 71°21′W / 45.900°N 71.350°W / 45.900; -71.350Coordinates: 45°54′N 71°21′W / 45.900°N 71.350°W / 45.900; -71.350[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Les Appalaches
Constituted November 19, 1904
Government[2]
 • Mayor André Rodrigue
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Mégantic
Area[2][3]
 • Total 8.20 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
 • Land 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,502
 • Density 362.1/km2 (938/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.4%
 • Dwellings 1,280
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G0N 1E0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 112
Route 263
Website www.villededisraeli.com

The city of Disraeli is located in the Municipalité régionale de comté des Appalaches in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 2,570 as of 2009. It was named after British statesman and writer Benjamin Disraeli.

The city of Disraeli forms an enclave in the territory of the parish of Disraeli and the two are separate legal entities.

Famous people[edit]

Henri Gagnon and Irène Marcotte, parents of Rene Gagnon, one of the six US Marines who raised the second American flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 as shown in the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 18550 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 31015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2431015) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.