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The Bas-Saint-Laurent (Lower Saint-Lawrence) region is located along the south shore of the lower Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The river widens at this place, later becoming a bay which discharges into the Atlantic Ocean and is often nicknamed "Bas-du-Fleuve" (Lower-River). The region is formed by 8 regional county municipalities and 114 municipalities.

Bas-Saint-Laurent
Administrative region
LocationBas-Saint-Laurent2.png
Coordinates: 48°20′N 68°40′W / 48.333°N 68.667°W / 48.333; -68.667Coordinates: 48°20′N 68°40′W / 48.333°N 68.667°W / 48.333; -68.667
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
Government
 • Regional conference of elected officers Michel Lagacé (President)
Area[1]
 • Land 22,234.10 km2 (8,584.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 199,977
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code G
Area code 418, 581
Website www.bas-saint-laurent.gouv.qc.ca
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Map of Bas-Saint-Laurent with regional counties

It has a population of 199,977[1] and a land area of 22,234.10 km2.

Its geography is marked by the Saint Lawrence River to the northwest, the Notre Dame Mountains section of the Appalachians, as well as the Matapédia and Témiscouata valleys, which form the natural communication corridors with the Gaspé Peninsula, Maine, and the Maritimes.

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Inside the RCMs are important cities including:[2]

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