Stoke, Quebec

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Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM.
Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM.
Stoke is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°32′N 71°48′W / 45.533°N 71.800°W / 45.533; -71.800Coordinates: 45°32′N 71°48′W / 45.533°N 71.800°W / 45.533; -71.800[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Le Val-Saint-François
Constituted January 1, 1864
 • Mayor Luc Cayer
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Mégantic
 • Total 252.90 km2 (97.65 sq mi)
 • Land 256.52 km2 (99.04 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,765
 • Density 10.8/km2 (28/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.1%
 • Dwellings 1,118
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0B 3G0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 216

Stoke is a municipality in Le Val-Saint-François in the Estrie region of Quebec in Canada.


Stoke was first known in 1792 as Cowan’s Clearance in memory of Moses Cowan, who surveyed the land for the British Crown. The Township was abandoned until 1837 due to a lack of interest, and passed into the hands of the British American Land Company. In 1856, thanks to the Stoke Road and the road that would soon lead to Sherbrooke, the territory was opened to settlement. A testimony to the repeated efforts of its citizens, Stoke boasts the neo-Gothic Saint-Philémon Church (1892). The Sentiers de l'Estrie hiking trails provide access to Mount Chapman, the highest peak of the Stoke Mountains, and Bald Peak, at an altitude of 650 metres.



Historical Census Data - Stoke, Quebec[4]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 2,287 —    
1996 2,409 +5.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 2,475 +2.7%
2001A 2,606 +5.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2006 2,708 +3.9%
2011 2,765 +2.1%
(A) adjusted figure due to boundary change.


Mother tongue (2011)[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 2,680 96.9%
English only 45 1.6%
English and French 15 0.5%
Non-official languages 25 0.9%

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