Vallée-Jonction

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Vallée-Jonction
L'Enfant-Jésus church and presbytery.
L'Enfant-Jésus church and presbytery.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Vallée-Jonction is located in Southern Quebec
Vallée-Jonction
Vallée-Jonction
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°22′N 70°55′W / 46.367°N 70.917°W / 46.367; -70.917Coordinates: 46°22′N 70°55′W / 46.367°N 70.917°W / 46.367; -70.917[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMLa Nouvelle-Beauce
ConstitutedMarch 22, 1989
Government
 • MayorRéal Bisson
 • Federal ridingBeauce
 • Prov. ridingBeauce-Nord
Area
 • Total25.90 km2 (10.00 sq mi)
 • Land25.32 km2 (9.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,940
 • Density76.6/km2 (198/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 3.9%
 • Dwellings
851
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-73

Route 112
Route 173
Websitewww.vallee
jonction.qc.ca

Vallée-Jonction is a municipality in the Municipalité régionale de comté de la Nouvelle-Beauce in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 1,895 as of 2009.

The station, in 1945.

In 1881, the Lévis and Kennebec Railway opened a train station between Sainte-Marie and Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce named Beauce-Jonction. When the Quebec Central Railway bought it in 1882, Beauce-Jonction became one of the most important train stations on the Lévis-Sherbrooke line.

In 1900, the parish of L'Enfant-Jésus was constituted and part of its territory was detached in 1924 to form a village of the same name, but known locally as Beauce-Junction, after the post office opened in 1883. The village changed its name to Vallée-Jonction in 1949. L'Enfant-Jésus and Vallée-Jonction amalgamated in 1989 to form the current municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 224194 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 26015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2426015) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.