Estrie

The Estrie (French pronunciation: [ɛstʁi]) is an administrative region of Quebec that mostly overlaps the Eastern Townships (though not entirely). Estrie, a French neologism, was coined as a derivative of est, "east".

Estrie
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
Government
  Regional conference of elected officersJacques Demers (President)
Area
  Land10,212.00 km2 (3,942.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total319,004
  Density31.2/km2 (81/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Estrien(ne)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
J
Area code819
Websiteestrie.gouv.qc.ca

The region has a land area of 10,212.00 km² (3,942.88 sq mi) and a population of 319,004 inhabitants as of the 2016 Census.[1] Its largest population centre is the city of Sherbrooke. Estrie also has numerous natural parks.

Demographics

  • Population: 319,004 (2011)
  • Area: 10,212.0 square kilometres (3,942.9 sq mi)
  • Density: 31.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (81/sq mi)[1]

Economy

Subdivisions

Regional County Municipalities

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
2016 Canadian Census[2]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Coaticook 18,497 1,339.80 km2 (517.30 sq mi) 13.8 Coaticook
Le Granit 21,462 2,735.21 km2 (1,056.07 sq mi) 7.8 Lac-Mégantic
Le Haut-Saint-François 22,335 2,273.39 km2 (877.76 sq mi) 9.8 Cookshire-Eaton
Le Val-Saint-François 30,686 1,403.43 km2 (541.87 sq mi) 21.9 Richmond
Les Sources 14,286 787.13 km2 (303.91 sq mi) 18.1 Asbestos
Memphrémagog 50,415 1,319.29 km2 (509.38 sq mi) 38.2 Magog

Equivalent Territory

Equivalent Territory (ET) Population
2016 Canadian Census[2]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of ET
Sherbrooke 161,323 367.10 km2 (141.74 sq mi) 456.0 Sherbrooke

Major communities

School Boards

Francophone:

  • Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons (Coaticook, East Angus and Lac-Mégantic).
  • Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
  • Commission scolaire des Sommets

Anglophone:

See also

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Estrie [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 4, 2019.

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