L'Islet, Quebec

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L'Islet
Church of Notre-Dame-Bonsecours
Church of Notre-Dame-Bonsecours
Location within L'Islet RCM
Location within L'Islet RCM
L'Islet is located in Southern Quebec
L'Islet
L'Islet
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 47°06′N 70°21′W / 47.100°N 70.350°W / 47.100; -70.350Coordinates: 47°06′N 70°21′W / 47.100°N 70.350°W / 47.100; -70.350[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCML'Islet
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2000
Government
 • MayorAndré Caron
 • Federal ridingMontmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-
du-Loup
 • Prov. ridingCôte-du-Sud
Area
 • Total176.30 km2 (68.07 sq mi)
 • Land120.02 km2 (46.34 sq mi)
Population
 • Total3,999
 • Density33.3/km2 (86/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 4.1%
 • Dwellings
1,907
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 132
Route 285
Websitewww.lislet.com
The icebreaker CCGS Ernest Lapointe and HMCS Bras d'Or at the Musée Maritime du Québec.

L'Islet is a municipality within L'Islet Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada.

It is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River halfway between Quebec City and Rivière-du-Loup. The Musée Maritime du Québec (Quebec Marine Museum) is located there on Route 132.

History and geography[edit]

The current town of L'Islet was formed in 2000 with the merger of the former city of L'Islet, the municipality of L'Islet-sur-Mer, and the parish municipality of Saint-Eugène.

The municipality got its name from a small island in the river near the village of L'Islet-sur-Mer.

The Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours church, built 1768, is classified as important historical building.

The town hosts many small events during the year such as the Festival Guitares en fête, La Parades des Berlots, and the L'Islet Car Show.

Local rivers include the:

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 363793 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 17078 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2417078) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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