Chambord, Quebec

Chambord is a municipality in Le Domaine-du-Roy Regional County Municipality in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. The Chambord meteorite was found near here in 1904.

Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°26′N 72°04′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLe Domaine-du-Roy
ConstitutedDecember 8, 1973
  MayorLuc Chiasson
  Federal ridingRoberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
  Prov. ridingRoberval
  Total170.90 km2 (65.98 sq mi)
  Land121.32 km2 (46.84 sq mi)
  Density14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0W 1G0
Area code(s)418 and 581

The municipality also includes the community of Val-Jalbert, located along Quebec Route 169 between the village of Chambord itself and Roberval.


Chambord is at the intersection of Quebec highways 155 and 169, and is also served by the Montreal – Jonquière train passenger train of Via Rail Canada, which operates between Montreal and Jonquière.


Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1773 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 1690
  • Population in 2001: 1693
  • Population in 1996: 1784
  • Population in 1991: 1739

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 758 (total dwellings: 1189)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0.6%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.6%
  • Other as first language: 0%


The historical village of Val-Jalbert is Chambord's main tourist attraction. There is also an annual cowboy festival.


  1. Reference number 12159 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Chambord Archived 2014-05-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Chambord census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. "Chambord community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.

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