Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec
Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
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|Constituted||March 17, 1923|
|• Mayor||Suzanne C. Guenette|
|• Federal riding||Lévis—Bellechasse|
|• Prov. riding||Bellechasse|
|• Total||118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||117.90 km2 (45.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||4.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0R 2L0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
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.
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.