L'Enfant-Jésus church and presbytery.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
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|Constituted||March 22, 1989|
|• Mayor||Réal Bisson|
|• Federal riding||Beauce|
|• Prov. riding||Beauce-Nord|
|• Total||25.90 km2 (10.00 sq mi)|
|• Land||25.32 km2 (9.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||76.6/km2 (198/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||3.9%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
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.
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.
- Commission de toponymie du Québec
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire