Sainte-Croix is a municipality in and the seat of the Municipalité régionale de comté de Lotbinière in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 2,433 as of 2009. The new constitution dates from 2001, after the amalgamation of the parish and the village of Sainte-Croix.
Réserve écologique de Pointe-Platon
Location within Lotbinière RCM
Location in southern Quebec
|Coordinates: 46°37′N 71°44′W|
|Constituted||October 5, 2001|
|• Mayor||Jacques Gauthier|
|• Federal riding||Lévis—Lotbinière|
|• Prov. riding||Lotbinière-Frontenac|
|• Total||72.40 km2 (27.95 sq mi)|
|• Land||69.54 km2 (26.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||33.8/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
Sainte-Croix name refers to the True Cross, but was in use well before its foundation in 1713. In fact, the seigneurie of Sainte-Croix was granted in 1637 to the Company of One Hundred Associates at a point named Platon Sainte-Croix (Holy Cross Flats in English), at the mouth of the Jacques-Cartier River. It had been named as such by Jacques Cartier, who had spent the winter of 1535-36 there. Samuel de Champlain explained in 1613 that there had been a mistake and this was not the place where Jacques Cartier had wintered. The point is now called Pointe Platon ("Plato (or Flat) Point").
South Shore Furniture is based in Sainte-Croix and has a factory in the municipality.
- Reference number 371517 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 33102 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2433102) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Leduc, Gilbert (2010-05-26). "Meubles South Shore: survivre à une tempête parfaite". Le Soleil (in French). Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
Media related to Sainte-Croix, Quebec at Wikimedia Commons
- Commission de toponymie du Québec
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire