Mauricie

Mauricie (French pronunciation: [mɔʁisi]) is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making it a prime tourist location. The region has a land area of 35,860.05 km² (13,845.64 sq mi) and a population of 266,112 residents as of the 2016 Census.[1] Its largest cities are Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.

Mauricie
Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
Government
  Regional conference of elected officersGérard Bruneau (President)
Area
  Land35,860.05 km2 (13,845.64 sq mi)
Population
  Total266,112
  Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
  Change 2011-2016
1.0%
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
G
Area code819, 873
Websitewww.mauricie.gouv.qc.ca

The word Mauricie was coined by local priest and historian Albert Tessier and is based on the Saint-Maurice river which runs through the region on a North-South axis.

Mauricie administrative region was created on August 20, 1997 from the split of Mauricie–Bois-Francs administrative region into Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.[2] However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.

Subdivisions

Regional County Municipalities

Equivalent territories

Independent municipalities

Aboriginal reserves

Major communities

School boards

Francophone:

Anglophone:

Notable people

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Mauricie [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF). Bureau de la statistique du Québec. August 1997. ISSN 0843-8250. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
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