Saint-Ferdinand, Quebec

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Aerial view
Location within L'Érable RCM.
Location within L'Érable RCM.
Saint-Ferdinand is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°06′N 71°34′W / 46.100°N 71.567°W / 46.100; -71.567Coordinates: 46°06′N 71°34′W / 46.100°N 71.567°W / 46.100; -71.567[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM L'Érable
Constituted November 29, 2000
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Lotbinière-Frontenac
 • Total 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
 • Land 137.16 km2 (52.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,067
 • Density 15.1/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 5.8%
 • Dwellings 1,172
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0N 1N0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 165
Route 216
Website www.municipalite

Saint-Ferdinand is a municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of the province of Quebec in Canada. It is notable for its location on the shores of Lake William on the Bécancour River, nestled within the Appalachian foothills, making Saint-Ferdinand a popular vacation spot in both summer (for sailing and surface water sports) and winter (for snowmobiling and ATV riding).

St-Ferdinand was once home to a large health care facility, the St-Julien Hospital, founded in 1870; however, rural exodus and the establishment of more advanced facilities in greater population centres such as Quebec City led to the indefinite closing of the facility in 2003, after several years of reduced operations as a long-term care facility.[4]

Saint-Ferdinand has one elementary school, École Notre-Dame.