Sainte-Luce, Quebec

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Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
Sainte-Luce is located in Eastern Quebec
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°33′N 68°23′W / 48.55°N 68.38°W / 48.55; -68.38Coordinates: 48°33′N 68°23′W / 48.55°N 68.38°W / 48.55; -68.38[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM La Mitis
Constituted August 29, 2001
 • Mayor Gaston Gaudreault
 • Federal riding Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. riding Matane-Matapédia
 • Total 71.90 km2 (27.76 sq mi)
 • Land 73.11 km2 (28.23 sq mi)
  There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,851
 • Density 39.0/km2 (101/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.8%
 • Dwellings 1,437
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0K 1P0
Area code(s) 418 and 581

Route 132
Route 298

Sainte-Luce is a municipality in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. The population in the Canada 2011 Census was 2,851.[2][3]


The territory was known as of 1829 as the parish of Sainte-Luce, which was established in 1835. It became a municipality in 1855, but this same municipality had been created 1845 under the name of Lessard, for the name of the seigneurie which existed during the 16th century.

The church of Sainte-Luce

The name of Sainte-Luce was given in honour of Luce-Gertrude Drapeau (1794–1880), wife of the local notary, Thomas Casault, one the persons that established the seigneurie when the parish was canonized. The patron saint was Saint Lucy.

In 1918, the municipality of the village of Luceville was created from the territory of Sainte-Luce. Because it had one of the nicest beaches in the area, it had the nickname of Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer. The name of Luceville now identifies with the former municipality of the same name.

On August 29, 2001 the village of Luceville merged with the parish municipality of Sainte-Luce to form the municipality of Sainte-Luce–Luceville; the name was changed to simply Sainte-Luce on April 27, 2002.[4]

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