Chaudière-Appalaches

Chaudière-Appalaches
Region
Map of Chaudière-Appalaches within Quebec.
Map of Chaudière-Appalaches within Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°29′N 70°37′W / 46°29′N 70°37′W / 46.483; -70.617
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Government
 • Regional conference of elected officersMaurice Sénécal (President)
Area[1][2]
 • Land15,080.30 km2 (5,822.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total410,829
 • Density27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)
Websitewww.chaudiere-appalaches.gouv.qc.ca

Chaudière-Appalaches (French pronunciation: ​[ʃodjɛʁ apalaʃ]) is an administrative region in Quebec, Canada. It comprises most of what is historically known as the "Beauce" (French: La Beauce; compare with the electoral district of Beauce). It is named for the Chaudière River and the Appalachian Mountains.

Chaudière-Appalaches has a population of 410,829 residents (as of the Canada 2011 Census) and a land area of 15,080.30 square kilometres (5,822.54 sq mi). The main cities are Lévis, Saint-Georges, Thetford Mines, Sainte-Marie and Montmagny.

Subdivisions

Regional County Municipalities

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Beauce-Sartigan 50,962 1,954.08 km2 (754.47 sq mi) 26.1 Saint-Georges
Bellechasse 35,318 1,749.64 km2 (675.54 sq mi) 20.2 Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse
La Nouvelle-Beauce 35,107 906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi) 38.7 Sainte-Marie
Les Appalaches 43,120 1,912.88 km2 (738.57 sq mi) 22.5 Thetford Mines
Les Etchemins 17,254 1,810.33 km2 (698.97 sq mi) 9.5 Lac-Etchemin
L'Islet 18,517 2,099.82 km2 (810.75 sq mi) 8.8 Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
Lotbinière 29,617 1,661.99 km2 (641.70 sq mi) 17.8 Sainte-Croix
Montmagny 22,877 1,697.28 km2 (655.32 sq mi) 13.5 Montmagny
Robert-Cliche 19,288 838.81 km2 (323.87 sq mi) 23.0 Beauceville

Equivalent territory

Territory Equivalent to a RCM (TE) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Lévis 138,769 449.31 km2 (173.48 sq mi) 308.8 Lévis