La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality
|Regional county municipality|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Effective||January 1, 1982|
|• Prefect||Richard Lehoux|
|• Total||911.80 km2 (352.05 sq mi)|
|• Land||906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||38.7/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||11.8%|
|Time zone||UTC−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.
There are 11 subdivisions within the RCM:
Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border: