Capitale-Nationale (French pronunciation: [kapital nasjɔnal]; English: National Capital region) is one of the 17 administrative regions of Quebec. Quebec City, Quebec's centre of government, is located in this region. It has a land area of 18,797.45 km2. It reported a total resident population of 729,997 as of the Canada 2016 Census,[1] with Quebec City having 73.7 percent of the total.

National Capital
Coordinates: 47°20′N 71°30′W
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
  Regional conference of elected officersJean Fortin (President)
  Land18,797.45 km2 (7,257.74 sq mi)
  Density38.8/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code418, 581

Prior to January 2000, it was known as the Québec administrative region.[2]


Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
2016 Canadian Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Charlevoix 12,997 3,763.22 km2 (1,452.99 sq mi) 3.5 Baie-Saint-Paul
Charlevoix-Est 15,509 2,307.23 km2 (890.83 sq mi) 6.7 Clermont
La Côte-de-Beaupré 28,199 4,865.97 km2 (1,878.76 sq mi) 5.8 Château-Richer
L'Île-d'Orléans 7,082 192.85 km2 (74.46 sq mi) 36.7 Sainte-Famille
La Jacques-Cartier 43,485 3,195.75 km2 (1,233.89 sq mi) 13.6 Shannon
Portneuf 53,008 3,923.70 km2 (1,514.95 sq mi) 13.5 Cap-Santé
Agglomeration of Quebec City (Equivalent territory) 551,508 547.49 km2 (211.39 sq mi) 1,007.3 Quebec City
Independent Parish
Native People's Reserve

Major communities

School Boards


  • Commission scolaire de Charlevoix (Charlevoix and Charlevoix-Est).
  • Commission scolaire des Découvreurs
  • Commission scolaire de la Capitale
  • Commission scolaire de Portneuf
  • Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries


See also


  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Capitale-Nationale [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. "Modification aux municipalités du Québec, 2000" (PDF). Institut de la statistique du Québec. ISSN 0843-8250. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-05-09. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
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