Sainte-Justine, Quebec

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Location within Les Etchemins RCM
Location within Les Etchemins RCM
Sainte-Justine is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLes Etchemins
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1870
 • MayorDenis Beaulieu
 • Federal ridingLévis—Bellechasse
 • Prov. ridingBellechasse
 • Total126.40 km2 (48.80 sq mi)
 • Land126.10 km2 (48.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total1,845
 • Density14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 1.1%
 • Dwellings834
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)G0R 1Y0
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 204

Sainte-Justine is a municipality in the Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 1,835 as of 2009. It is named after Marie-Justine Têtu, wife to Hector-Louis Langevin, member of Parliament for Dorchester.

It is home to a regional secondary school, Polyvalente des Appalaches.

The famous Canadian short story The Hockey Sweater takes place in Sainte-Justine, the hometown of the author, Roch Carrier.[4]

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  1. ^ Reference number 279887 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 28045 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2428045) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Lowrie, Morgan (24 December 2016). "Carrier's 'The Hockey Sweater' still captivates, 70 years after winter of 1946". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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