Saint-Henri, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
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|Constituted||October 9, 1976|
|• Mayor||Germain Caron|
|• Federal riding||Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis|
|• Prov. riding||Bellechasse|
|• Total||124.20 km2 (47.95 sq mi)|
|• Land||122.29 km2 (47.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||41.1/km2 (106/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||22.7%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways|| Route 173 |
Saint-Henri is a municipality of 4,784 people, 20 km south of Lévis, in the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality. It is sometimes known as Saint-Henri-de-Lévis, and was historically known as Saint-Henri-de-Lauzon.
It used to belong to the former Desjardins Regional County Municipality, but decided to join Bellechasse in 2000 when the new city of Lévis was created. Saint-Henri felt it did not belong with a mostly urban RCM, and would fit better with Bellechasse, which has a largely rural base. Now, Saint-Henri is the biggest town in this RCM, followed by Saint-Anselme and Sainte-Claire. The Etchemin River crosses the municipality and one hydroelectric dam is found in Saint-Henri. On November 6, 1775, Benedict Arnold is said to have visited the village on his way to attack Quebec City. The largest local business is Olymel, a meat processing factory.