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
RegionEstrie
RCMLe Haut-Saint-François
ConstitutedDecember 24, 1997
Government
 • MayorJacques Blais
 • Federal ridingCompton—Stanstead
 • Prov. ridingMégantic
Area
 • Total206.70 km2 (79.81 sq mi)
 • Land205.82 km2 (79.47 sq mi)
Population
 • Total749
 • Density3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 7.0%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 212
Route 257
Websitewww.municipalite.lapatrie.qc.ca

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 339393 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 41027 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2441027) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to La Patrie at Wikimedia Commons