Lac-Poulin, Quebec

Lac-Poulin is a village in the Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. Its population was 134 as of 2011. Lac-Poulin is an enclave of Saint-Benoît-Labre.

Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Lac-Poulin is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°06′N 70°49′W / 46.100°N 70.817°W / 46.100; -70.817Coordinates: 46°06′N 70°49′W / 46.100°N 70.817°W / 46.100; -70.817[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedMarch 5, 1959
 • MayorDenis Drouin
 • Federal ridingBeauce
 • Prov. ridingBeauce-Sud
 • Total1.60 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
 • Land0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
 • Total134
 • Density153.0/km2 (396/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 0.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
HighwaysNo major routes
Census profile2429095[3]
MAMROT info29095[2]
Toponymie info33285[1]

Lac-Poulin is named after the lake it surrounds (Poulin), which was named after the first settler Claude Poulin. The first settlers QUEBEC included Claude Poulin (1614-1687) a carpenter, born in St Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France and his wife Jeanne Mercier (1621-1687)born in Luçon, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France. Poulin itself is a common last name in the region. The village is mainly a summer vacation site.


  1. ^ a b Reference number 33285 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 29095 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2429095) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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