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Le Granit
—  Regional County Municipality  —
Quebec
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
Incorporated May 26, 1982
County seat Lac-Mégantic
Communities 20
Government [1]
 - Type Prefecture
Area [2]
 - Land 2,734.04 km2 (1,055.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Total 21,830
 - Density 8.2/km2 (21.2/sq mi)
 - Change (2001-06) 2.3%
 - Dwellings 11,827
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
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.

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Demographics

Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 21,415 96.81%
English only 235 1.06%
Both English and French 145 0.66%
Other languages 325 1.47%

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[3]

  • Autoroutes
    • None

Bordering counties

References

Coordinates: 45°35′31.7″N 70°53′20.3″W / 45.592139°N 70.888972°W / 45.592139; -70.888972

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