Kamouraska Regional County Municipality
|Regional county municipality|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Effective||January 1, 1982|
|• Prefect||Yvon Soucy|
|• Total||2,603.70 km2 (1,005.29 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,244.25 km2 (866.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||2.7%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
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.
There are 19 subdivisions within the RCM:
Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:
- Reference number 141101 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 140 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2414) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- '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.
- Official Transport Quebec Road Map
- Kamouraska Regional County Municipality Official site.