Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec

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Location within Arthabaska RCM.
Location within Arthabaska RCM.
Saint-Louis-de-Blandford is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°15′N 72°00′W / 46.250°N 72.000°W / 46.250; -72.000Coordinates: 46°15′N 72°00′W / 46.250°N 72.000°W / 46.250; -72.000[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM Arthabaska
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Gilles Marchand
 • Federal riding Richmond—Arthabaska
 • Prov. riding Lotbinière
 • Total 107.20 km2 (41.39 sq mi)
 • Land 106.73 km2 (41.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 903
 • Density 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 8.3%
Postal code(s) G0Z 1B0
Area code(s) 819

Route 162
Route 165
Route 263
Website www.saint-louis

Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec is a small town north east of Montreal, located on the Bécancour River in Arthabaska county in the Centre-du-Québec region. The town was incorporated in 1855 and has a current population of 890 inhabitants (Statistics Canada, 2005); this number varies seasonally, as many local residences are summer cottages.

St-Louis-de-Blandford is known for its high concentration of cranberry bogs; the majority of cranberry cultivation in the province of Quebec happens in and around the town. To take further advantage of this plentiful natural resource and boost the town's tourism revenue, an interpretation centre offers educational presentations and visits to local cranberry bogs for groups and interested visitors. Agritourism of this type is common in the Centre-du-Québec region, which is known as the agricultural heartland of Quebec.

St-Louis-de-Blandford is located along Autoroute 20, which links it to Montreal and Quebec City, and is also accessible via Routes 162 and 165.

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