Sainte-Croix, Quebec

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Réserve écologique de Pointe-Platon
Réserve écologique de Pointe-Platon
Location within Lotbinière RCM
Location within Lotbinière RCM
Sainte-Croix is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 46°37′N 71°44′W / 46.62°N 71.73°W / 46.62; -71.73Coordinates: 46°37′N 71°44′W / 46.62°N 71.73°W / 46.62; -71.73[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedOctober 5, 2001
 • MayorJacques Gauthier
 • Federal ridingLévis—Lotbinière
 • Prov. ridingLotbinière-Frontenac
 • Total72.40 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
 • Land69.54 km2 (26.85 sq mi)
 • Total2,352
 • Density33.8/km2 (88/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 1.6%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Route 271 Edit this at Wikidata

Sainte-Croix is a municipality in and the seat of the Municipalité régionale de comté de Lotbinière in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 2,433 as of 2009. The new constitution dates from 2001, after the amalgamation of the parish and the village of Sainte-Croix.


Sainte-Croix name refers to the True Cross, but was in use well before its foundation in 1713. In fact, the seigneurie of Sainte-Croix was granted in 1637 to the Company of One Hundred Associates at a point named Platon Sainte-Croix (Holy Cross Flats in English), at the mouth of the Jacques-Cartier River. It had been named as such by Jacques Cartier, who had spent the winter of 1535-36 there. Samuel de Champlain explained in 1613 that there had been a mistake and this was not the place where Jacques Cartier had wintered. The point is now called Pointe Platon ("Plato (or Flat) Point").


South Shore Furniture is based in Sainte-Croix and has a factory in the municipality.[4]


  1. ^ Reference number 371517 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 33102 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2433102) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Leduc, Gilbert (2010-05-26). "Meubles South Shore: survivre à une tempête parfaite". Le Soleil (in French). Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.

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