List of regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in Quebec

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This is a list of the regional county municipalities (RCM or MRC) and equivalent territories (TE) in the province of Quebec, Canada. They are given along with their geographical codes as specified by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, and the administrative regions to which they belong.

RCMs are units of government at the supralocal level. However, not all municipalities belong to an RCM. In order to use RCMs for statistical purposes, some municipalities (mostly Indian reserves) are viewed as belonging to RCMs they do not belong to legally. The possibly enlarged RCMs are called municipalités régionales de comté géographiques (MRCG) as opposed to the legal ones known as municipalités régionales de comté juridiques (MRCJ). The remaining municipalities are grouped into territories equivalent to an RCM (French: territoires équivalents à une MRC) or TEs, which are also considered MRCGs. This way, MRCGs cover the entire territory of Quebec and do not overlap.

There are 86 RCMs and 18 TEs in Quebec, for a total of 104 MRCGs. Twelve of the TEs correspond exactly to cities or urban agglomerations, and another two, Québec and La Tuque almost do. The only four exceptional cases are the TEs of Jamésie, Kativik and Eeyou Istchee. These cover large areas with many, mostly small, municipalities.

Thanks to cooperation between the Institut de la statistique du Québec and Statistics Canada, RCMs and TEs correspond neatly to census divisions in most cases. See the section "Use as census divisions" below.

For further details, see Regional county municipality.


Municipalities with populations of at least 5,000 as of the 2006 Census are listed, with their legal status in parentheses. Those with populations over 20,000 are highlighted.

The seat of the regional county municipality (RCM) is indicated with an asterisk (*). If its population is less than 5,000, then it appears in italics.

The information concerning (legal) RCMs, including their seats, is taken from the database of municipalities of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et régionales.[1] Information concerning geographical RCMs is taken from a list published by the Ministère de la Faune et des Ressources naturelles.[1] Relevant definitions can be obtained from the website of the Institut de la Statistique du Québec.[2]


Region Type Code Name Major communities
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 07 La Matapédia Amqui* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 08 La Matanie Matane* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 09 La Mitis Mont-Joli* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 10 Rimouski-Neigette Rimouski* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 11 Les Basques Trois-Pistoles* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 12 Rivière-du-Loup Rivière-du-Loup* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 13 Témiscouata Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 14 Kamouraska Saint-Pascal* (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 91 Le Domaine-du-Roy Roberval* (V), Saint-Félicien (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 92 Maria-Chapdelaine Dolbeau-Mistassini* (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 93 Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Alma* (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 942 Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Saint-Honoré* (M)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 15 Charlevoix-Est La Malbaie (V), Clermont* (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 16 Charlevoix Baie-Saint-Paul* (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 20 L'Île-d'Orléans Sainte-Famille* (P)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 21 La Côte-de-Beaupré Château-Richer* (V), Boischatel (M)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 22 La Jacques-Cartier Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (V), Shannon* (M), Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (CU), Lac-Beauport (M)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 34 Portneuf Pont-Rouge (V), Donnacona (V), Cap-Santé* (V), Saint-Raymond (V)
04 Mauricie MRC 35 Mékinac Saint-Tite* (V)
04 Mauricie MRC 372 Les Chenaux Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes* (M), Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (P)
04 Mauricie MRC 51 Maskinongé Louiseville* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 30 Le Granit Lac-Mégantic* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 40 Les Sources Asbestos* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 41 Le Haut-Saint-François Cookshire-Eaton* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 42 Le Val-Saint-François Windsor (V), Richmond* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 44 Coaticook Coaticook* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 45 Memphrémagog Magog* (V)
07 Outaouais MRC 80 Papineau Papineauville* (M)
07 Outaouais MRC 82 Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Val-des-Monts (M), Cantley (M), Chelsea* (M), Pontiac (M), La Pêche (M)
07 Outaouais MRC 83 La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Gracefield* (V)
07 Outaouais MRC 84 Pontiac Campbell's Bay* (M)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 85 Témiscamingue Ville-Marie* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 87 Abitibi-Ouest La Sarre* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 88 Abitibi Amos* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 89 La Vallée-de-l'Or Val-d'Or* (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 95 La Haute-Côte-Nord Les Escoumins* (M)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 96 Manicouagan Baie-Comeau* (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 971 Sept-Rivières Sept-Îles* (V), Port-Cartier (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 972 Caniapiscau Fermont* (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 981 Minganie Havre-Saint-Pierre* (M)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 982 Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent* (M), Blanc-Sablon (M)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 02 Le Rocher-Percé Chandler* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 03 La Côte-de-Gaspé Gaspé* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 04 La Haute-Gaspésie Sainte-Anne-des-Monts* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 05 Bonaventure New Carlisle* (M)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 06 Avignon Nouvelle* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 17 L'Islet Saint-Jean-Port-Joli* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 18 Montmagny Montmagny* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 19 Bellechasse Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 26 La Nouvelle-Beauce Sainte-Marie* (V), Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon (P)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 27 Robert-Cliche Beauceville* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 28 Les Etchemins Lac-Etchemin* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 29 Beauce-Sartigan Saint-Georges* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 31 Les Appalaches Thetford Mines* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 33 Lotbinière Sainte-Croix* (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 52 D'Autray Lavaltrie (V), Berthierville* (V)
14 Lanaudière MRC 60 L'Assomption Charlemagne (V), Repentigny (V), L'Assomption* (V)
14 Lanaudière MRC 61 Joliette Joliette* (V), Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (V), Saint-Charles-Borromée (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 62 Matawinie Saint-Félix-de-Valois (M), Rawdon* (M), Chertsey (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 63 Montcalm Saint-Lin–Laurentides (V), Saint-Calixte (M), Sainte-Julienne* (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 64 Les Moulins Terrebonne* (V), Mascouche (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 72 Deux-Montagnes Saint-Eustache (V), Deux-Montagnes* (V), Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac (V), Pointe-Calumet (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 73 Thérèse-De Blainville Boisbriand (V), Sainte-Thérèse (V), Blainville (V), Rosemère (V), Lorraine (V), Bois-des-Filion* (V), Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 75 La Rivière-du-Nord Saint-Colomban (P), Saint-Jérôme* (V), Sainte-Sophie (V), Prévost (V), Saint-Hippolyte (P)
15 Laurentides MRC 76 Argenteuil Lachute* (V), Brownsburg-Chatham (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 77 Les Pays-d'en-Haut Sainte-Adèle* (V), Saint-Sauveur (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 78 Les Laurentides Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (V), Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré* (M), Mont-Tremblant (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 79 Antoine-Labelle Mont-Laurier* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 46 Brome-Missisquoi Brome Lake (V), Bromont (V), Cowansville* (V), Farnham (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 47 La Haute-Yamaska Granby* (V), Shefford (CT)
16 Montérégie MRC 48 Acton Acton Vale* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 53 Pierre-De Saurel Sorel-Tracy* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 54 Les Maskoutains Saint-Pie (V), Saint-Hyacinthe* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 55 Rouville Saint-Césaire (V), Marieville* (V), Richelieu (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 56 Le Haut-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 57 La Vallée-du-Richelieu Chambly (V), Carignan (V), Saint-Basile-le-Grand (V), McMasterville* (M), Otterburn Park (V), Mont-Saint-Hilaire (V), Belœil (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 59 Marguerite-D'Youville Sainte-Julie (V), Saint-Amable (M), Varennes (V), Verchères* (M), Contrecoeur (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 67 Roussillon Saint-Philippe (M), La Prairie (V), Candiac (V), Delson (V), Sainte-Catherine (V), Saint-Constant* (V), Mercier (V), Châteauguay (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 68 Les Jardins-de-Napierville Napierville* (VL), Saint-Rémi (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 69 Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Huntingdon* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 70 Beauharnois-Salaberry Beauharnois* (V), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 71 Vaudreuil-Soulanges Saint-Zotique (VL), Coteau-du-Lac (M), Les Cèdres (V), L'Île-Perrot (V), Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot (V), Pincourt (V), Vaudreuil-Dorion* (V), Hudson (V), Saint-Lazare (V), Rigaud (M)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 32 L'Érable Princeville (V), Plessisville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 38 Bécancour Bécancour* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 39 Arthabaska Victoriaville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 49 Drummond Drummondville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 50 Nicolet-Yamaska Nicolet* (V)


Region Type Code Name Major communities
02 Saguenay–
TE 941 Saguenay Saguenay (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale TE 23 Québec Quebec (V), Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (V), L'Ancienne-Lorette (V)
04 Mauricie TE 36 Shawinigan Shawinigan
04 Mauricie TE 371 Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
04 Mauricie TE 90 La Tuque La Tuque (V)
05 Estrie TE 43 Sherbrooke Sherbrooke (V)
06 Montréal TE 66 Montréal Montreal (V), Westmount (V), Montreal West (V), Côte Saint-Luc (V), Hampstead (V), Mount Royal (V), Dorval (V), Pointe-Claire (V), Kirkland (V), Beaconsfield (V), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (V), Dollard-des-Ormeaux (V)
07 Outaouais TE 81 Gatineau Gatineau (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue TE 86 Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda (V)
10 Nord-du-Québec TE 992 Kativik
10 Nord-du-Québec TE 993 Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Chibougamau (V)
11 Gaspésie–
TE 01 Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches TE 251 Lévis Lévis (V)
13 Laval TE 65 Laval Laval (V)
15 Laurentides TE 74 Mirabel Mirabel
16 Montérégie TE 58 Longueuil Brossard (V), Saint-Lambert (V), Boucherville (V), Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (V), Longueuil (V)

Use as census divisions[edit]

Census divisions by province

Statistics Canada divides Quebec into 98 census divisions.

93 of these census divisions correspond to a single regional county municipality or equivalent territory in the list above. In these cases the census division and the corresponding RCM or TE share a single two-digit geographical code, except for Lévis, whose code is 251.

The other five census divisions consist of two or three RCMs or TEs each, eleven in all. These are shown below, with geographical codes in parentheses.[3]

Former regional county municipalities[edit]

The following former regional county municipalities all ceased to exist in conjunction with changes introduced in the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec:

Name changes[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Database of the Geographical code of Quebec