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.
|Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)|
|• Regional conference of elected officers||Gérard Bruneau (President)|
|• Land||35,864.93 km2 (13,847.53 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||1.8%|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code||819, 873|
Mauricie administrative region was created on August 20, 1997 from the split of Mauricie–Bois-Francs administrative region into Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec. However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.
Regional County Municipalities
- Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality
- Maskinongé Regional County Municipality
- Mékinac Regional County Municipality
- Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy (Maskinongé and Francheville).
- Commission scolaire de l'Énergie (Shawinigan, La Tuque, Mékinac and Maskinongé).
- Moïsette Olier (1885–1972), writer