Le Granit Regional County Municipality

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Le Granit
Location of Le Granit
Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.883Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.883[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
EffectiveMay 26, 1982
County seatLac-Mégantic
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectMaurice Bernier
Area
 • Total2,831.80 km2 (1,093.36 sq mi)
 • Land2,734.85 km2 (1,055.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total22,259
 • Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 0.4%
 • Dwellings
12,345
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)819
Websitewww.mrcgranit.qc.ca

Le Granit (Granite) is a regional county municipality in the Estrie region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Located directly south of Quebec City, it borders the region of Chaudière-Appalaches, as well as the US states of New Hampshire and Maine. It is named for its abundance of granite. Created in 1982, Le Granit's seat is Lac-Mégantic.

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There are 20 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:[5]

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