List of regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in Quebec

This is a list of the regional county municipalities (RCM or MRC) and equivalent territories (TE) in the province of Quebec, Canada. They are given along with their geographical codes as specified by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, and the administrative regions to which they belong.

Regional county municipalities and equivalent territories of Quebec
  • Also known as:
  • Municipalités régionale de comté et territoires équivalents du Québec
Quebec MRC blank map.svg
LocationProvince of Quebec
Populations7,082 (L'Île-d'Orléans) – 1,942,044 (Montreal)
Areas– 443,372.20 km² (Kativik)

RCMs are county-like units of government at the supralocal level. However, not all municipalities belong to an RCM. In order to use RCMs for statistical purposes, some municipalities (mostly Indian reserves) are viewed as belonging to RCMs they do not belong to legally. The possibly enlarged RCMs are called municipalités régionales de comté géographiques (MRCG) as opposed to the legal ones known as municipalités régionales de comté juridiques (MRCJ). The remaining municipalities are grouped into territories equivalent to an RCM (French: territoires équivalents à une MRC) or TEs, which are also considered MRCGs. This way, MRCGs cover the entire territory of Quebec and do not overlap.

There are 87 RCMs and 17 TEs in Quebec, for a total of 104 MRCGs. 14 of the TEs correspond exactly (or very nearly correspond) to cities or urban agglomerations.[1] The only 3 exceptional cases are the TEs of Jamésie, Kativik and Eeyou Istchee. These TEs lie in Northern Quebec and cover large areas with many, mostly small, municipalities.

Because of cooperation between the Institut de la statistique du Québec and Statistics Canada, RCMs and TEs correspond neatly to census divisions in most cases. See the section "Use as census divisions" below.

For further details, see Regional county municipality.


Municipalities with populations of at least 5,000 as of the 2006 Census are listed, with their legal status in parentheses. Those with populations over 20,000 are highlighted.

The seat of the regional county municipality (RCM) is indicated with an asterisk (*). If its population is less than 5,000, then it appears in italics.

The information concerning (legal) RCMs, including their seats, is taken from the database of municipalities of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et régionales.[2] Information concerning geographical RCMs is taken from a list published by the Ministère de la Faune et des Ressources naturelles.[2] Relevant definitions can be obtained from the website of the Institut de la Statistique du Québec.[3]

East QuébecEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 07 La Matapédia Amqui* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 08 La Matanie Matane* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 09 La Mitis Mont-Joli* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 10 Rimouski-Neigette Rimouski* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 11 Les Basques Trois-Pistoles* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 12 Rivière-du-Loup Rivière-du-Loup* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 13 Témiscouata Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac* (V)
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent MRC 14 Kamouraska Saint-Pascal* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
TE 01 Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (M)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 02 Le Rocher-Percé Chandler* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 03 La Côte-de-Gaspé Gaspé* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 04 La Haute-Gaspésie Sainte-Anne-des-Monts* (V)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 05 Bonaventure New Carlisle* (M)
11 Gaspésie–
MRC 06 Avignon Nouvelle* (M)

Quebec City AreaEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
03 Capitale-Nationale TE 23 Québec Quebec (V), Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (V), L'Ancienne-Lorette (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 15 Charlevoix-Est La Malbaie (V), Clermont* (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 16 Charlevoix Baie-Saint-Paul* (V)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 20 L'Île-d'Orléans Sainte-Famille* (P)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 21 La Côte-de-Beaupré Château-Richer* (V), Boischatel (M)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 22 La Jacques-Cartier Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (V), Shannon* (M), Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (CU), Lac-Beauport (M)
03 Capitale-Nationale MRC 34 Portneuf Pont-Rouge (V), Donnacona (V), Cap-Santé* (V), Saint-Raymond (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches TE 251 Lévis Lévis (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 17 L'Islet Saint-Jean-Port-Joli* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 18 Montmagny Montmagny* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 19 Bellechasse Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 26 La Nouvelle-Beauce Sainte-Marie* (V), Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon (P)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 27 Robert-Cliche Beauceville* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 28 Les Etchemins Lac-Etchemin* (M)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 29 Beauce-Sartigan Saint-Georges* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 31 Les Appalaches Thetford Mines* (V)
12 Chaudière-Appalaches MRC 33 Lotbinière Sainte-Croix* (M)

Eastern TownshipsEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
05 Estrie TE 43 Sherbrooke Sherbrooke (V)
05 Estrie MRC 30 Le Granit Lac-Mégantic* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 40 Les Sources Val-des-Sources* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 41 Le Haut-Saint-François Cookshire-Eaton* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 42 Le Val-Saint-François Windsor (V), Richmond* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 44 Coaticook Coaticook* (V)
05 Estrie MRC 45 Memphrémagog Magog* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 32 L'Érable Princeville (V), Plessisville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 38 Bécancour Bécancour* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 39 Arthabaska Victoriaville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 49 Drummond Drummondville* (V)
17 Centre-du-Québec MRC 50 Nicolet-Yamaska Nicolet* (V)


Region Type Code Name Major communities
16 Montérégie TE 58 Longueuil Brossard (V), Saint-Lambert (V), Boucherville (V), Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (V), Longueuil (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 46 Brome-Missisquoi Brome Lake (V), Bromont (V), Cowansville* (V), Farnham (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 47 La Haute-Yamaska Granby* (V), Shefford (CT)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 48 Acton Acton Vale* (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 53 Pierre-De Saurel Sorel-Tracy* (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 54 Les Maskoutains Saint-Pie (V), Saint-Hyacinthe* (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 55 Rouville Saint-Césaire (V), Marieville* (V), Richelieu (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 56 Le Haut-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu* (V)
16 Montérégie Est MRC 57 La Vallée-du-Richelieu Chambly (V), Carignan (V), Saint-Basile-le-Grand (V), McMasterville* (M), Otterburn Park (V), Mont-Saint-Hilaire (V), Belœil (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 59 Marguerite-D'Youville Sainte-Julie (V), Saint-Amable (M), Varennes (V), Verchères* (M), Contrecoeur (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 67 Roussillon Saint-Philippe (M), La Prairie (V), Candiac (V), Delson (V), Sainte-Catherine (V), Saint-Constant* (V), Mercier (V), Châteauguay (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 68 Les Jardins-de-Napierville Napierville* (VL), Saint-Rémi (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 69 Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Huntingdon* (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 70 Beauharnois-Salaberry Beauharnois* (V), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (V)
16 Montérégie MRC 71 Vaudreuil-Soulanges Saint-Zotique (VL), Coteau-du-Lac (M), Les Cèdres (V), L'Île-Perrot (V), Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot (V), Pincourt (V), Vaudreuil-Dorion* (V), Hudson (V), Saint-Lazare (V), Rigaud (M)

Montréal and LavalEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
13 Laval TE 65 Laval Laval (V)
06 Montréal TE 66 Montréal Montreal (V), Westmount (V), Montreal West (V), Côte Saint-Luc (V), Hampstead (V), Mount Royal (V), Dorval (V), Pointe-Claire (V), Kirkland (V), Beaconsfield (V), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (V), Dollard-des-Ormeaux (V)

Central QuébecEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
04 Mauricie TE 36 Shawinigan Shawinigan
04 Mauricie TE 371 Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
04 Mauricie TE 90 La Tuque La Tuque (V)
04 Mauricie MRC 35 Mékinac Saint-Tite* (V)
04 Mauricie MRC 372 Les Chenaux Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes* (M), Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (P)
04 Mauricie MRC 51 Maskinongé Louiseville* (V)
14 Lanaudière MRC 52 D'Autray Lavaltrie (V), Berthierville* (V)
14 Lanaudière MRC 60 L'Assomption Charlemagne (V), Repentigny (V), L'Assomption* (V)
14 Lanaudière MRC 61 Joliette Joliette* (V), Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (V), Saint-Charles-Borromée (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 62 Matawinie Saint-Félix-de-Valois (M), Rawdon* (M), Chertsey (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 63 Montcalm Saint-Lin–Laurentides (V), Saint-Calixte (M), Sainte-Julienne* (M)
14 Lanaudière MRC 64 Les Moulins Terrebonne* (V), Mascouche (V)

West QuébecEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
07 Outaouais MRC 80 Papineau Papineauville* (M)
07 Outaouais MRC 82 Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Val-des-Monts (M), Cantley (M), Chelsea* (M), Pontiac (M), La Pêche (M)
07 Outaouais MRC 83 La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Gracefield* (V)
07 Outaouais MRC 84 Pontiac Campbell's Bay* (M)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 85 Témiscamingue Ville-Marie* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 87 Abitibi-Ouest La Sarre* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 88 Abitibi Amos* (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue MRC 89 La Vallée-de-l'Or Val-d'Or* (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 72 Deux-Montagnes Saint-Eustache (V), Deux-Montagnes* (V), Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac (V), Pointe-Calumet (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 73 Thérèse-De Blainville Boisbriand (V), Sainte-Thérèse (V), Blainville (V), Rosemère (V), Lorraine (V), Bois-des-Filion* (V), Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 75 La Rivière-du-Nord Saint-Colomban (P), Saint-Jérôme* (V), Sainte-Sophie (V), Prévost (V), Saint-Hippolyte (P)
15 Laurentides MRC 76 Argenteuil Lachute* (V), Brownsburg-Chatham (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 77 Les Pays-d'en-Haut Sainte-Adèle* (V), Saint-Sauveur (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 78 Les Laurentides Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (V), Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré* (M), Mont-Tremblant (V)
15 Laurentides MRC 79 Antoine-Labelle Mont-Laurier* (V)
02 Saguenay–
TE 941 Saguenay Saguenay (V)
07 Outaouais TE 81 Gatineau Gatineau (V)
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue TE 86 Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda (V)
15 Laurentides TE 74 Mirabel Mirabel

Northern QuébecEdit

Region Type Code Name Major communities
02 Saguenay–
MRC 91 Le Domaine-du-Roy Roberval* (V), Saint-Félicien (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 92 Maria-Chapdelaine Dolbeau-Mistassini* (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 93 Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Alma* (V)
02 Saguenay–
MRC 942 Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Saint-Honoré* (M)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 95 La Haute-Côte-Nord Les Escoumins* (M)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 96 Manicouagan Baie-Comeau* (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 971 Sept-Rivières Sept-Îles* (V), Port-Cartier (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 972 Caniapiscau Fermont* (V)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 981 Minganie Havre-Saint-Pierre* (M)
09 Côte-Nord MRC 982 Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent* (M), Blanc-Sablon (M)
10 Nord-du-Québec TE 992 Kativik
10 Nord-du-Québec TE 993 Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Chibougamau (V)

Use as census divisionsEdit

Census divisions by province

Statistics Canada divides Quebec into 98 census divisions that are mostly coextensive with Quebec's regional county municipalities and equivalent territories.

93 of these census divisions correspond to a single regional county municipality or equivalent territory in the list above. In these cases the census division and the corresponding RCM or TE share a single two-digit geographical code, except for Lévis, whose code is 251.

The census divisions that are an exception to this are shown below, with geographical codes in parentheses:[4]

Former regional county municipalitiesEdit

The following former regional county municipalities all ceased to exist in conjunction with changes introduced in the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec:

Name changesEdit

See alsoEdit



  • Database of the Geographical code of Quebec