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

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Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague is located in Southern Quebec
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
 • 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)
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

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.

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.