Saint-Benoît-Labre

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Saint-Benoît-Labre is a municipality in the Municipalité régionale de comté de Beauce-Sartigan in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 1,630 as of 2009. It is named after Benedict Joseph Labre.

Saint-Benoît-Labre
Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Saint-Benoît-Labre is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Benoît-Labre
Saint-Benoît-Labre
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°04′N 70°48′W / 46.067°N 70.800°W / 46.067; -70.800Coordinates: 46°04′N 70°48′W / 46.067°N 70.800°W / 46.067; -70.800[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMBeauce-Sartigan
ConstitutedJanuary 4, 1894
Government
 • MayorMarco Marois
 • Federal ridingBeauce
 • Prov. ridingBeauce-Sud
Area
 • Total86.90 km2 (33.55 sq mi)
 • Land84.99 km2 (32.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,612
 • Density19.0/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 0.1%
 • Dwellings
735
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 271
Websitewww.saint
benoitlabre.qc.ca

In 2001 a group of Cistercian nuns moved from Saint-Romuald, Quebec to a newly constructed abbey in Saint-Benoît-Labre, where they make chocolate.

The territory of Saint-Benoît-Labre surrounds the village of Lac-Poulin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 285906 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 29100 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2429100) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.