Kamouraska
Inselbergs in Saint-André-de-Kamouraska.
Coordinates: 47°32′N 69°49′W / 47.533°N 69.817°W / 47.533; -69.817Coordinates: 47°32′N 69°49′W / 47.533°N 69.817°W / 47.533; -69.817[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSaint-Pascal
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectSylvain Roy
Area
 • Total2,603.70 km2 (1,005.29 sq mi)
 • Land2,244.73 km2 (866.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total21,073
 • Density9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 1.9%
 • Dwellings
10,645
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrckamouraska.com
[4]

Kamouraska is a regional county municipality in eastern Quebec, Canada. The regional county municipality seat is Saint-Pascal. The other main town is La Pocatière.

The area is an important research, development and education centre for agriculture. Factories in the region produce metal products and public transportation equipment. One of the people instrumental in settling and developing this area was Pascal Taché, an early seigneur.

The name "Kamouraska" comes from an Algonquin word meaning "where rushes grow at the water's edge".[citation needed] [5]

Subdivisions

There are 19 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Transportation

Access routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 141101 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 140 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Kamouraska, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "(Code 2414) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ 'Kamouraska' comes from the Abenaki, ska moraskua, which means "birch bark here", "there is some white birch bark". This sort of birch bark is used for making canoes and wigwams.
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map