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CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officersJacques Demers (President)
 • Total10,214.34 km2 (3,943.78 sq mi)
 • Land10,194 km2 (3,936 sq mi)
 • Total312,150
 • Density30.62/km2 (79.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code819

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.


  • 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]


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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]


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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "L'Estrie, ses municipalités régionales de comté (MRC) et territoire équivalent (TE) et ses territoires de conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ)". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^ (in French) Institut de la statistique du Québec Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

External links[edit]

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