Saint-Henri, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec

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Saint-Henri
Saint-Henri Church
Saint-Henri Church
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Saint-Henri is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Henri
Saint-Henri
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°42′N 71°04′W / 46.700°N 71.067°W / 46.700; -71.067Coordinates: 46°42′N 71°04′W / 46.700°N 71.067°W / 46.700; -71.067[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMBellechasse
ConstitutedOctober 9, 1976
Government
 • MayorGermain Caron
 • Federal ridingBellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
 • Prov. ridingBellechasse
Area
 • Total124.20 km2 (47.95 sq mi)
 • Land122.29 km2 (47.22 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total5,023
 • Density41.1/km2 (106/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 22.7%
 • Dwellings
2,145
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 173
Route 218
Route 275
Route 277
Websitewww.municipalite.
saint-henri.qc.ca

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 72562 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 19068 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2419068) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.