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Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce is a municipality in the Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 2,343 as of 2009. It is named after biblical judge Gideon.

Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce
Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Location within Beauce-Sartigan RCM.
Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce
Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′N 70°38′W / 45.850°N 70.633°W / 45.850; -70.633Coordinates: 45°51′N 70°38′W / 45.850°N 70.633°W / 45.850; -70.633[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMBeauce-Sartigan
ConstitutedFebruary 12, 2003
Government
 • MayorEric Lachance
 • Federal ridingBeauce
 • Prov. ridingBeauce-Sud
Area
 • Total200.00 km2 (77.22 sq mi)
 • Land196.99 km2 (76.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total2,277
 • Density11.6/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 3.1%
 • Dwellings
928
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 204
Route 269
Websitewww.st-gedeon-
de-beauce.qc.ca

The municipality was created in February 2003 after the merging of the parish municipality of Saint-Gédéon and the municipality of Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce.[4] The two had split in 1950.

Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce is a site of Canam, one of the largest steel joist factories in Canada.

Notable personalitiesEdit

Novelist Jacques Poulin was born in Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce.

TriviaEdit

Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce is the only municipality whose territory straddles the Chaudière River that does not have a bridge across it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 218972 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 29013 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2429013) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf/Modfev03.pdf[permanent dead link]