Location within L'Érable RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|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)|
|• Density||15.1/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||5.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0N 1N0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways|| Route 165
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.
Saint-Ferdinand has one elementary school, École Notre-Dame.
- Reference number 306760 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 32013 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2432013) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Municipalité de St-Ferdinand: L'Hôpital St-Julien. Accessed 28-August–2007.