La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality

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La Nouvelle-Beauce
Regional county municipality
Location of La Nouvelle-Beauce
Coordinates: 46°27′N 71°02′W / 46.450°N 71.033°W / 46.450; -71.033Coordinates: 46°27′N 71°02′W / 46.450°N 71.033°W / 46.450; -71.033[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSainte-Marie
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectRichard Lehoux
 • Total911.80 km2 (352.05 sq mi)
 • Land906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total35,107
 • Density38.7/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 11.8%
 • Dwellings14,975
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581

La Nouvelle-Beauce (New Beauce) is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region in southeastern Quebec, Canada, south of the Saint Lawrence River. It is located south of Lévis, along the Chaudière River.

Established in 1982 as a successor to Dorchester County, La Nouvelle-Beauce is made of 11 municipalities and is mainly French-speaking (99.2% French-speaking in 2006) and rural. Sainte-Marie, the county seat, is the most populous municipality.

The name of La Nouvelle-Beauce reminds the one given to the area along the Chaudière River by the French authorities until the end of the French Regime in North America.


There are 11 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:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 141089 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 260 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2426) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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