La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality

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La Haute-Côte-Nord
Regional county municipality
Location of La Haute-Côte-Nord
Coordinates: 48°34′N 69°14′W / 48.567°N 69.233°W / 48.567; -69.233Coordinates: 48°34′N 69°14′W / 48.567°N 69.233°W / 48.567; -69.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Côte-Nord
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Les Escoumins
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Pierre Laurencelle
 • Total 12,430.90 km2 (4,799.60 sq mi)
 • Land 11,611.15 km2 (4,483.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 11,546
 • Density 1.0/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 6.2%
 • Dwellings 5,511
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581

La Haute-Côte-Nord is a regional county municipality in northeastern Quebec, Canada, in the Côte-Nord region. It is located on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence where the Saguenay River flows into it. The seat is Les Escoumins. The municipality has a land area of 11,611.15 square kilometres (4,483.09 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 12,303 inhabitants. Its largest community is the city of Forestville.

Except for Sacré-Coeur, which is located along the Saguenay River, all places and municipalities of the RCM are along Quebec Route 138 directly on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. The unorganized territory of Lac-au-Brochet makes up some 83% of the interior part of the RCM.


There are 9 subdivisions and one native reserve 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:[4]

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