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The Estrie (French pronunciation: ​[ɛstʁi]) is an administrative region of Quebec that mostly overlaps the Eastern Townships (though not entirely). Estrie, a French neologism, was coined as a derivative of est, "east".

CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officersJacques Demers (President)
 • Total10,214.34 km2 (3,943.78 sq mi)
 • Land10,194 km2 (3,936 sq mi)
 • Total312,150
 • Density30.62/km2 (79.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code819

The region has a land area of 10,214.34 km² (3 943.78 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 310,733 inhabitants. Its largest population centre is the city of Sherbrooke. Estrie also has numerous natural parks.



  • Population: 310,733 (2011)
  • Area: 10,214.34 square kilometres (3,943.78 sq mi)
  • Density: 30.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (79/sq mi)[2]




Regional County MunicipalitiesEdit

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Coaticook 18,847 1,338.98 km2 (516.98 sq mi) 14.1 Coaticook
Le Granit 22,259 2,734.85 km2 (1,055.93 sq mi) 8.1 Lac-Mégantic
Le Haut-Saint-François 22,065 2,275.88 km2 (878.72 sq mi) 9.7 Cookshire-Eaton
Le Val-Saint-François 29,654 1,403.96 km2 (542.07 sq mi) 21.1 Richmond
Les Sources 14,756 786.23 km2 (303.57 sq mi) 18.8 Asbestos
Memphrémagog 48,551 1,320.96 km2 (510.03 sq mi) 36.8 Magog

Equivalent TerritoryEdit

Equivalent Territory (ET) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of ET
Sherbrooke 154,601 367.10 km2 (141.74 sq mi) 437.4 Sherbrooke

Major communitiesEdit

School BoardsEdit


  • Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons (Coaticook, East Angus and Lac-Mégantic).
  • Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
  • Commission scolaire des Sommets


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "L'Estrie, ses municipalités régionales de comté (MRC) et territoire équivalent (TE) et ses territoires de conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ)". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Institut de la statistique du Québec Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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