Estrie

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Estrie
Administrative region
LocationEstrie.png
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
Government
 • Regional conference of elected officers Jacques Demers (President)
Area[1]
 • Total 10,214.34 km2 (3,943.78 sq mi)
 • Land 10,194 km2 (3,936 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 312,150
 • Density 30.62/km2 (79.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Estrien(ne)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code J
Area code 819
Website estrie.gouv.qc.ca

The Estrie (French pronunciation: ​[ɛstʁi]) is an administrative region of Quebec that mostly overlaps the Eastern Townships (though not entirely). Estrie, a French neologism, was coined as a derivative of est, "east".

The region has a land area of 10,214.34 km² (3 943.78 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 310,733 inhabitants. Its largest population centre is the city of Sherbrooke. Estrie also has numerous natural parks.

Demographics[edit]

  • Population: 310,733 (2011)
  • Area: 10,214.34 square kilometres (3,943.78 sq mi)
  • Density: 30.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (79/sq mi)[2]

Economy[edit]

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Subdivisions[edit]

Regional County Municipalities[edit]

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Coaticook 18,847 1,338.98 km2 (516.98 sq mi) 14.1 Coaticook
Le Granit 22,259 2,734.85 km2 (1,055.93 sq mi) 8.1 Lac-Mégantic
Le Haut-Saint-François 22,065 2,275.88 km2 (878.72 sq mi) 9.7 Cookshire-Eaton
Le Val-Saint-François 29,654 1,403.96 km2 (542.07 sq mi) 21.1 Richmond
Les Sources 14,756 786.23 km2 (303.57 sq mi) 18.8 Asbestos
Memphrémagog 48,551 1,320.96 km2 (510.03 sq mi) 36.8 Magog

Equivalent Territory[edit]

Equivalent Territory (ET) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of ET
Sherbrooke 154,601 367.10 km2 (141.74 sq mi) 437.4 Sherbrooke

Major communities[edit]

School Boards[edit]

Francophone:

  • Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons (Coaticook, East Angus and Lac-Mégantic).
  • Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
  • Commission scolaire des Sommets

Anglophone:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 45°28′53.6″N 71°40′4.5″W / 45.481556°N 71.667917°W / 45.481556; -71.667917