La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality

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La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Regional county municipality
Location of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Coordinates: 46°32′N 76°03′W / 46.533°N 76.050°W / 46.533; -76.050Coordinates: 46°32′N 76°03′W / 46.533°N 76.050°W / 46.533; -76.050[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
Effective January 1, 1983
County seat Gracefield
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Chantal Lamarche
 • Total 13,931.50 km2 (5,378.98 sq mi)
 • Land 12,477.19 km2 (4,817.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 20,530
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.1%
 • Dwellings 14,294
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819

La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (The Valley of the Gatineau) is a regional county municipality in the Outaouais region of western Quebec, Canada. The seat is in Gracefield. It is named for its location straddling the Gatineau River north of Low. It was incorporated on January 1, 1983.

It consists of two cities, fifteen municipalities, and five unorganized territories. The area also has two Algonquin communities, Kitigan Zibi (south of Maniwaki) and Rapid Lake in the heart of the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve.

The territory of the Gatineau Valley is bordered to the south by the Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality and to the east by the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality. Numerous lakes abound in area, including everything from the small Lac des Pins [4] to 31 Mile Lake.[5]


There are 22 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


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Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[6]

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