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
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSainte-Marie
Government[2]
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectRichard Lehoux
Area[2][3]
 • 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
Websitewww.nouvellebeauce.com

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.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 11 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Transportation[edit]

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]

References[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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