Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec

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Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
Municipality
Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°16′N 70°20′W / 46.267°N 70.333°W / 46.267; -70.333Coordinates: 46°16′N 70°20′W / 46.267°N 70.333°W / 46.267; -70.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Les Etchemins
Constituted March 17, 1923
Government[2]
 • Mayor Suzanne C. Guenette
 • Federal riding Lévis—Bellechasse
 • Prov. riding Bellechasse
Area[2][3]
 • Total 118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)
 • Land 117.90 km2 (45.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 421
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 4.8%
 • Dwellings 206
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0R 2L0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 277
Website www.st-louis
degonzague.qc.ca

Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague is a municipality in the Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. Its population is 421 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It lies on the Canada–United States border.

Name[edit]

The origin of the name of the municipality is subject to debate and three versions are possible. It seems that settlers would have liked to name their parish Saint-Louis, but it was refused due to possible confusion with Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska (now part of Kamouraska, Quebec). Monsignor Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau then suggested to name it Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, following saint Aloysius Gonzaga.

Another version would be that Cardinal Louis-Nazaire Bégin would have wanted to honour his patron saint, Aloysius Gonzaga.

Lastly, it could also have been to honour Louis-Philippe Pelletier, member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Dorchester.

Post Office[edit]

The municipality's post office is named Ravignan, after French Jesuit Gustave Delacroix de Ravignan, who was a preacher at Notre-Dame de Paris.

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