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Mauricie (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁisi]) is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making it a prime tourist location. The region has a land area of 35,855.22 km² (13,843.78 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 258,928 residents. Its largest cities are Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.

Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47.000°N 73.000°W / 47.000; -73.000Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47.000°N 73.000°W / 47.000; -73.000
CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officersGérard Bruneau (President)
 • Land35,864.93 km2 (13,847.53 sq mi)
 • Total263,603
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 1.8%
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code819, 873

The word Mauricie was coined by local priest and historian Albert Tessier and is based on the Saint-Maurice river which runs through the region on a North-South axis.

Mauricie administrative region was created on August 20, 1997 from the split of Mauricie–Bois-Francs administrative region into Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.[2] However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.


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  1. ^ a b "(Code 2470) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  2. ^ "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF). Bureau de la statistique du Québec. August 1997. ISSN 0843-8250. Retrieved 2012-05-20.[permanent dead link]

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