La Patrie, Quebec

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La Patrie
Skyline of La Patrie
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM.
La Patrie is located in Southern Quebec
La Patrie
La Patrie
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°24′N 71°15′W / 45.400°N 71.250°W / 45.400; -71.250Coordinates: 45°24′N 71°15′W / 45.400°N 71.250°W / 45.400; -71.250[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-François
Constituted December 24, 1997
 • Mayor Jacques Blais
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Mégantic
 • Total 206.70 km2 (79.81 sq mi)
 • Land 205.82 km2 (79.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 749
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.0%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0B 1Y0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 212
Route 257

La Patrie is a municipality of about 750 people in Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada. It is located at the base of Mont Mégantic.

Some industries specializing in the field of forestry have settled in La Patrie. Notably, the company Guitabec which produces guitars under the label Godin has a manufacturing facility in La Patrie.

Light pollution[edit]

Participating in a program initiated and established by the Mont-Mégantic National Park in collaboration with Hydro-Québec, the village of La Patrie has greatly reduced its light pollution, which strongly affects the Mont Mégantic Observatory.


External links[edit]

  • Media related to La Patrie at Wikimedia Commons