L'Érable Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°15′N 71°45′W / 46.250°N 71.750°W / 46.250; -71.750Coordinates: 46°15′N 71°45′W / 46.250°N 71.750°W / 46.250; -71.750[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Plessisville
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Sylvain Labrecque
 • Total 1,300.70 km2 (502.20 sq mi)
 • Land 1,286.81 km2 (496.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 23,366
 • Density 18.2/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.9%
 • Dwellings 10,721
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc-erable.qc.ca

L'Érable (Maple) is a regional county municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. Named for its maple trees, the area is rural in nature and is located 50 km southwest of Quebec City. Its seat is Plessisville.


There are 11 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 22,295 98.11%
English only 105 0.46%
Both English and French 45 0.20%
Other languages 280 1.23%


Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

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