Kamouraska Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location of Kamouraska
Coordinates: 47°32′N 69°49′W / 47.533°N 69.817°W / 47.533; -69.817Coordinates: 47°32′N 69°49′W / 47.533°N 69.817°W / 47.533; -69.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Saint-Pascal
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Yvon Soucy
 • Total 2,603.70 km2 (1,005.29 sq mi)
 • Land 2,244.25 km2 (866.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 21,492
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.7%
 • Dwellings 10,383
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrckamouraska.com

Kamouraska is a regional county municipality in eastern Quebec, Canada. Regional County municipality seat is Saint-Pascal. The other main town is La Pocatière, Quebec.

The area is an important research, development and education centre for agriculture. Factories in the region produce metal products and public transportation equipment. One of the people instrumental in settling and developing this area was Pascal Taché, an early seigneur.

The name "Kamouraska" comes from an Algonquin word meaning "where rushes grow at the water's edge".[citation needed] [4]


There are 19 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 141101 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 140 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2414) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ 'Kamouraska' comes from the Abenaki, ska moraskua, which means "birch bark here", "there is some white birch bark". This sort of birch bark is used for making canoes and wigwams.
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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