Mauricie

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Mauricie
LocationMauricie.png
Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47.000°N 73.000°W / 47.000; -73.000Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47.000°N 73.000°W / 47.000; -73.000
CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
Government
 • Regional conference of elected officersGérard Bruneau (President)
Area
 • Land35,860.05 km2 (13,845.64 sq mi)
Population
 • Total266,112
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016
Increase 1.0%
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code819, 873
Websitewww.mauricie.gouv.qc.ca

Mauricie (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁisi]) is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making it a prime tourist location. The region has a land area of 35,860.05 km² (13,845.64 sq mi) and a population of 266,112 residents as of the 2016 Census.[1] Its largest cities are Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.

The word Mauricie was coined by local priest and historian Albert Tessier and is based on the Saint-Maurice river which runs through the region on a North-South axis.

Mauricie administrative region was created on August 20, 1997 from the split of Mauricie–Bois-Francs administrative region into Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.[2] However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.

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Independent municipalities

Aboriginal reserves

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Mauricie [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF). Bureau de la statistique du Québec. August 1997. ISSN 0843-8250. Retrieved 2012-05-20.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "(Code 2470) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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