Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Quebec

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Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse is located in Southern Quebec
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°46′N 70°57′W / 46.767°N 70.950°W / 46.767; -70.950Coordinates: 46°46′N 70°57′W / 46.767°N 70.950°W / 46.767; -70.950[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Bellechasse
Constituted December 22, 1993
 • Mayor Martin Lapierre
 • Federal riding Lévis—Bellechasse
 • Prov. riding Bellechasse
 • Total 94.70 km2 (36.56 sq mi)
 • Land 93.12 km2 (35.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,246
 • Density 24.1/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.0%
 • Dwellings 968
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0R 2T0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 218
Route 279

Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse is a village with a population of 2,159 (2006 Census), established about 20 km southeast of Lévis in 1749, in the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality. Its total area is 93.12 km2. It is a rural community, with several notable businesses such as Meuble Idéal, Prodel (Cuisichef), Georges Laflamme Home Hardware, Aliments Breton, Unicoop and many small enterprises. It is also the home of the École secondaire Saint-Charles high school.

The Boyer River, CN Railway, road 218 and road 279 cross the municipality. There are two small lakes inside the municipality, lakes St.Charles and lake Beaumont.

Saint-Charles Church