Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location of Rivière-du-Loup
Coordinates: 47°54′N 69°20′W / 47.900°N 69.333°W / 47.900; -69.333Coordinates: 47°54′N 69°20′W / 47.900°N 69.333°W / 47.900; -69.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Rivière-du-Loup
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Michel Lagacé
 • Total 1,768.20 km2 (682.71 sq mi)
 • Land 1,273.46 km2 (491.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 34,375
 • Density 27.0/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.2%
 • Dwellings 16,779
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.riviereduloup.ca

Rivière-du-Loup is a regional county municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. Its most important city is Rivière-du-Loup, which contains more than half of the population.

Major industries include pulp and paper, other wood products, peat products, mineral products and textiles.

The name comes from the French, "River of the Wolf".


There are 13 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]


Access Routes[edit]

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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