Sainte-Croix, Quebec

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[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedOctober 5, 2001
  MayorJacques Gauthier
  Federal ridingLévis—Lotbinière
  Prov. ridingLotbinière-Frontenac
  Total72.40 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
  Land69.54 km2 (26.85 sq mi)
  Density33.8/km2 (88/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0S 2H0
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Route 271


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.[4]


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