Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality

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Les Etchemins
Regional county municipality
Location of Les Etchemins
Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350Coordinates: 46°24′N 70°21′W / 46.400°N 70.350°W / 46.400; -70.350[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Lac-Etchemin
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Hector Provençal
 • Total 1,819.40 km2 (702.47 sq mi)
 • Land 1,810.33 km2 (698.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 17,254
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.0%
 • Dwellings 8,651
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrcetchemins.qc.ca

Les Etchemins is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of eastern Quebec, Canada. It is named for the Etchemin River which finds its source in the region, as well as Etchemin Lake. Lac-Etchemin is the seat of the RCM. Les Etchemins can be found on the Maine border, southeast of Quebec City.


There are 13 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


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Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

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