Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Quebec

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Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse is located in Southern Quebec
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°39′N 70°48′W / 46.650°N 70.800°W / 46.650; -70.800Coordinates: 46°39′N 70°48′W / 46.650°N 70.800°W / 46.650; -70.800[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Bellechasse
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Martin J. Côté
 • Federal riding Lévis—Bellechasse
 • Prov. riding Bellechasse
 • Total 85.70 km2 (33.09 sq mi)
 • Land 86.35 km2 (33.34 sq mi)
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Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,172
 • Density 13.6/km2 (35/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.5%
 • Dwellings 522
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0R 3J0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 279

Saint-Lazare is a small village of 1,200 people founded in 1849, and is the seat of the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality, part of the Chaudière-Appalaches administrative region. It was originally chosen as the seat of the RCM since it is in the geographical centre of the region.