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Location within Robert-Cliche RCM.
Location within Robert-Cliche RCM.
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°18′N 70°53′W / 46.300°N 70.883°W / 46.300; -70.883Coordinates: 46°18′N 70°53′W / 46.300°N 70.883°W / 46.300; -70.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Robert-Cliche
Constituted January 27, 1999
 • Mayor Michel Cliche
 • Federal riding Beauce
 • Prov. riding Beauce-Nord
 • Total 116.00 km2 (44.79 sq mi)
 • Land 110.87 km2 (42.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 4,722
 • Density 42.6/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.0%
 • Dwellings 2,020
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0S 2V0
Area code(s) 418 and 581

Route 173
Route 276
Website www.ville.saint

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce is a city in the Municipalité régionale de comté Robert-Cliche in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population was 4,722 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

The new city constitution dates from 1999, when the city of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce and the parish municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce amalgamated. However, the territory was settled as a seigneurie in 1736 under Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil, which makes it the oldest settlement in Beauce. In 1747, Vaudreuil would exchange it to Joseph de Fleury de La Gorgendière, who would initiate the development of the settlement.

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce is the seat of the judicial district of Beauce.[4]

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce holds an annual Truck drag race event, the Accélération de camions à St-Joseph-de-Beauce (Big Rig Drag Racing) which established in 2004. It attracts over 25,000 visitors from all over Canada and much of the United States.[5]

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