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List of regions of Quebec

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The seventeen administrative regions of Quebec.

The province of Quebec, Canada, is officially divided into 17 administrative regions. Traditionally (and unofficially), it is divided into around twenty regions. They have no government of their own, but rather serve primarily to organize the provision of provincial government services, most significantly the allocation of regional economic development funding. As of the 2016 Canadian Census, the population of Quebec was 8,164,361, the land area was 1,356,625.27 km2 (523,795.95 sq mi) and the population density was 6.0 inhabitants per square kilometre (16/sq mi).[1]


Administrative regions are used to organize the delivery of provincial government services. They were also the basis of organization for regional conferences of elected officers (French: conférences régionales des élus, CRÉ), with the exception of the Montérégie and Nord-du-Québec regions, which each had three CRÉs or equivalent bodies. In the Nord-du-Québec region, the Kativik Regional Government and Cree Regional Authority, in addition to their other functions, played the role of a CRÉ. The subregions of Montérégie and Nord-du-Québec had their own regional conference of elected officers (CRÉ).

Administrative Regions

Along with the administrative regions, municipalities with 20,000-plus populations in the 2011 Census are also indicated, with those 50,000 or more shown in bold print.

Code Region Population
Canada 2016 Census[2]
Land area Density
(pop. per km2)
Major cities
01 Bas-Saint-Laurent 197,385 22,237.07 km2 (8,585.78 sq mi) 8.9 Rimouski
02 Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean 276,368 98,712.71 km2 (38,113.19 sq mi) 2.8 Alma, Saguenay
03 Capitale-Nationale 729,997 18,797.45 km2 (7,257.74 sq mi) 38.8 Quebec City
04 Mauricie 266,112 35,860.05 km2 (13,845.64 sq mi) 7.4 Shawinigan, Trois-Rivières
05 Estrie 319,004 10,212.00 km2 (3,942.88 sq mi) 31.2 Granby, Magog, Sherbrooke
06 Montréal[3] 1,942,044 499.26 km2 (192.77 sq mi) 3,889.8 Côte-Saint-Luc, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Kirkland, Mont-Royal, Montreal, Pointe-Claire, Westmount
07 Outaouais 382,604 30,808.69 km2 (11,895.30 sq mi) 12.4 Gatineau
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue 146,717 57,736.5 km2 (22,292.2 sq mi) 2.5 Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or
09 Côte-Nord 92,518 247,655.33 km2 (95,620.26 sq mi) 0.4 Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles
10 Nord-du-Québec 44,561 747,191.93 km2 (288,492.42 sq mi) 0.1
11 Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 90,311 20,318.86 km2 (7,845.16 sq mi) 4.4
12 Chaudière-Appalaches 420,082 15,083.25 km2 (5,823.68 sq mi) 27.9 Lévis, Saint-Georges, Thetford-Mines
13 Laval[4] 422,993 247.23 km2 (95.46 sq mi) 1,710.9 Laval
14 Lanaudière 494,796 12,423.38 km2 (4,796.69 sq mi) 39.8 Joliette, L'Assomption, Mascouche, Repentigny, Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Terrebonne
15 Laurentides 589,400 20,779.19 km2 (8,022.89 sq mi) 28.4 Blainville, Boisbriand, Mirabel, Saint-Eustache Saint-Jérôme, Sainte-Thérèse
16 Montérégie 1,507,070 11,132.34 km2 (4,298.22 sq mi) 135.4 Beloeil, Boucherville, Brossard, Candiac, Chambly, Châteauguay, La Prairie, Longueuil, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Constant, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Lambert, Sainte-Julie, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Sorel-Tracy, Varennes, Vaudreuil-Dorion
17 Centre-du-Québec 242,399 6,930.05 km2 (2,675.71 sq mi) 35.0 Drummondville, Victoriaville
Total 8,164,361 1,356,625.27 km2 (523,795.95 sq mi) 6.0

  • Mauricie–Bois-Francs was split in 1997 to create Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec administrative regions (note, the notion of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this)
  • In January 2000, Québec administrative region was renamed Capitale-Nationale.

Historical and traditional names

Quebec has a number of regions that go by historical and traditional names. Often, they have similar but distinct French and English names.

See also


  1. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Estrie, QC and Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census - Economic regions". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Coextensive with the urban agglomeration of the same name
  4. ^ Coextensive with the equivalent territory and municipality of the same name
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