Location within Bellechasse RCM.
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|Constituted||March 5, 1915|
|• Mayor||Marcel Blais|
|• Federal riding||Lévis—Bellechasse|
|• Prov. riding||Bellechasse|
|• Total||50.70 km2 (19.58 sq mi)|
|• Land||50.95 km2 (19.67 sq mi)|
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|• Density||15.0/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||3.7%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0R 1N0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways||No major routes|
Honfleur is a municipality of approximately 750 people in the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec. The Boyer River takes its source in the municipality.
Founded in 1904, the municipality of Honfleur is similar to Honfleur, city in Calvados, Normandie, where many sailors came from during the 16th and 17th century to North America. The name comes from the archbishop of Quebec, cardinal Louis-Nazaire Bégin, (1840-1925) whose ancestor came from Saint-Léonard-de-Honfleur, archdiocise of Lisieux, also situated in Calvados. During this period, the civil parish was erected. The territory was part of the seigneurie Taschereau, once named seigneurie Joliette, where municipalities such as Saint-Anselme, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Lazare and Sainte-Claire were located.