Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality

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Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais
Regional county municipality
Location of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais
Coordinates: 45°33′N 75°52′W / 45.550°N 75.867°W / 45.550; -75.867Coordinates: 45°33′N 75°52′W / 45.550°N 75.867°W / 45.550; -75.867[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
Effective December 4, 1991
County seat Chelsea
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Robert Bussière
 • Total 2,199.30 km2 (849.15 sq mi)
 • Land 2,048.24 km2 (790.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 46,393
 • Density 22.7/km2 (59/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 10.4%
 • Dwellings 22,056
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrcdescollines
RCM Office in Chelsea

Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais (French for "The hills of the Outaouais") is a regional county municipality in the Outaouais region of western Quebec, Canada. The region nearly encircles the City of Gatineau which is to the south. Its administrative seat is in Chelsea, Quebec.

It was created in January 1991 when the Communauté régionale de l'Outaouais (Outaouais Regional Community) was split into Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM and the Communauté urbaine de l'Outaouais (Outaouais Urban Community, now City of Gatineau). The region is home to the majority of Gatineau Park. It is bisected by the Gatineau River which flows from north to south. The Ottawa River forms the southwestern boundary.


There are 7 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:[4]

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