Le Granit Regional County Municipality

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Le Granit
Regional county municipality
Location of Le Granit
Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.883Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°53′W / 45.583°N 70.883°W / 45.583; -70.8831
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
Effective May 26, 1982
County seat Lac-Mégantic
Government2
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Maurice Bernier
Area23
 • Total 2,831.80 km2 (1,093.36 sq mi)
 • Land 2,734.85 km2 (1,055.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)3
 • Total 22,259
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.4%
 • Dwellings 12,345
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrcgranit.qc.ca

Le Granit (Granite) is a regional county municipality in the Estrie region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Located directly south of Quebec City, it borders the region of Chaudière-Appalaches, as well as the US states of New Hampshire and Maine. It is named for its abundance of granite. Created in 1982, Le Granit's seat is Lac-Mégantic.

Subdivisions

There are 20 subdivisions within the RCM:2

Demographics

Transportation

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:5

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