Saint-Bernard, Quebec

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Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Saint-Bernard is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°30′N 71°08′W / 46.500°N 71.133°W / 46.500; -71.133Coordinates: 46°30′N 71°08′W / 46.500°N 71.133°W / 46.500; -71.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM La Nouvelle-Beauce
Constituted May 9, 1987
 • Mayor Liboire Lefebvre
 • Federal riding Beauce
 • Prov. riding Beauce-Nord
 • Total 90.60 km2 (34.98 sq mi)
 • Land 90.01 km2 (34.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,131
 • Density 23.7/km2 (61/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 11.0%
 • Dwellings 914
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0S 2G0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 171

Saint-Bernard is a municipality in the Municipalité régionale de comté de la Nouvelle-Beauce in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 1,975 as of 2009. Constituted in 1845, it is named after Archbishop Bernard-Claude Panet.

The municipality is located on scenic Route 171 in Beauce.


On August 26, 1972, five days after escaping from Saint-Vincent-de-Paul jail in Laval, Quebec, notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine and his Quebec accomplice Jean-Paul Mercier robbed the Caisse populaire of Saint-Bernard. Ten minutes later, they robbed the caisse of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, for a total of $26,000 that day.[4]