Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality

Les Etchemins is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of eastern Quebec, Canada. It is named for the Etchemin River which finds its source in the region, as well as Etchemin Lake. Lac-Etchemin is the seat of the RCM. Les Etchemins can be found on the Maine border, southeast of Quebec City.

Les Etchemins
Location of Les Etchemins
Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatLac-Etchemin
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectHector Provençal
Area
 • Total1,819.40 km2 (702.47 sq mi)
 • Land1,810.05 km2 (698.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total16,536
 • Density9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 4.2%
 • Dwellings
8,764
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrcetchemins.qc.ca

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 13 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

TransportationEdit

Access RoutesEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 141072 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 280 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Les Etchemins, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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