Sainte-Claire, Quebec

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Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Location within Bellechasse RCM.
Sainte-Claire is located in Southern Quebec
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°36′N 70°52′W / 46.600°N 70.867°W / 46.600; -70.867Coordinates: 46°36′N 70°52′W / 46.600°N 70.867°W / 46.600; -70.867[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Bellechasse
Constituted October 1, 1977
 • Mayor Denise Dulac
 • Federal riding Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
 • Prov. riding Bellechasse
 • Total 89.10 km2 (34.40 sq mi)
 • Land 87.98 km2 (33.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,325
 • Density 37.8/km2 (98/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.4%
 • Dwellings 1,557
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0R 2V0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 277

Sainte-Claire is a village in the Bellechasse Regional County Municipality, part of the Chaudière-Appalaches administrative region of Quebec, Canada. It has a population of 3,243. It is the third biggest municipality in the RCM, after Saint-Henri and Saint-Anselme. The Etchemin River goes through the village. Prévost Car, one of the biggest manufacturers of commercial buses in North America, and founded by one of Sainte-Claire's native sons, Eugène Prévost, is located in the village, and is by far the biggest employer in the region.


Saint-Claire Church