Honfleur, Quebec

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Honfleur
Municipality
Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Church
Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Church
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Honfleur is located in Southern Quebec
Honfleur
Honfleur
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°39′N 70°53′W / 46.650°N 70.883°W / 46.650; -70.883Coordinates: 46°39′N 70°53′W / 46.650°N 70.883°W / 46.650; -70.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Bellechasse
Constituted March 5, 1915
Government[2]
 • Mayor Marcel Blais
 • Federal riding Lévis—Bellechasse
 • Prov. riding Bellechasse
Area[2][3]
 • Total 50.70 km2 (19.58 sq mi)
 • Land 50.95 km2 (19.67 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 765
 • Density 15.0/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.7%
 • Dwellings 331
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
Website www.munhonfleur.net

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.

History[edit]

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.

Twin Town[edit]

References[edit]

Honfleur City Hall