Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage

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Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage
Parish municipality
Church of Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage
Church of Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage
Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
St-Joseph-de-Lepage is located in Eastern Quebec
St-Joseph-de-Lepage
St-Joseph-de-Lepage
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°10′W / 48.58°N 68.17°W / 48.58; -68.17Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°10′W / 48.58°N 68.17°W / 48.58; -68.17[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM La Mitis
Constituted September 29, 1873
Government[2]
 • Mayor Réginald Morissette
 • Federal riding Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. riding Matane-Matapédia
Area[2][3]
 • Total 32.00 km2 (12.36 sq mi)
 • Land 30.44 km2 (11.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 527
 • Density 17.3/km2 (45/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.3%
 • Dwellings 261
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G5H 3N8
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.municipalite.saint-joseph-de-lepage.qc.ca

Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage is a parish municipality in La Mitis Regional County Municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada.

It is located 5 km south-east of Mont-Joli in the Matapédia River Valley. The village is 350 km north east of Québec city and 360 km west of Gaspé. The nearest towns are Mont-Joli, and Rimouski which lies 40 km to the south-east.

Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage takes its name from the colonial lordship, the Seigneurie Lepage-et-Thibierge, which was the early governance of the area. Its 500 residents work largely in agriculture and forestry.[4]

The ecclesiastical parish of the same name is in the Archdiocese of Rimouski.

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