Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Quebec

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Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Location within Les Appalaches RCM.
Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf is located in Southern Quebec
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°11′N 71°28′W / 46.183°N 71.467°W / 46.183; -71.467Coordinates: 46°11′N 71°28′W / 46.183°N 71.467°W / 46.183; -71.467[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Les Appalaches
Constituted January 1, 1946
 • Mayor Ghislain Hamel
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Lotbinière-Frontenac
 • Total 79.50 km2 (30.70 sq mi)
 • Land 79.00 km2 (30.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 359
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 8.4%
 • Dwellings 166
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G6G 0A1
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 216
Route 267

Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf is a municipality in the Municipalité régionale de comté des Appalaches in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 397 as of 2009.

First named Lower Ireland due to its location in the township of Ireland and in opposition to Upper Ireland, now the hamlet of Maple Grove in Irlande, Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf was first colonized by English, Irish and Scottish settlers. The current name was given to the municipality at its constitution in 1946. It honours Jean de Brébeuf, a French Jesuit missionary martyred in Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, near Midland, Ontario, in 1649.