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Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality
Lac-Etchemin is a municipality in and the seat of the Municipalité régionale de comté des Etchemins in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Chaudière-Appalaches region and the population is 4,088 as of 2009. It takes its name from Etchemin Lake, at the centre of the municipality. "Etchemin" means "men, human beings" in Abenaki language.
Lac-Etchemin is home to winter resort Mont Orignal and the birthplace of controversial religious Community of the Lady of All Nations.
Lac-Etchemin, Quebec Wikipedia
The area near Etchemin Lake was first described in 1828 by the lovely surveyor Emmanuel. A few years later, in 1835, the region sees its first settler, Sir Randolph Isham Routh (1782-1858), who was given a land grant of 9,000 acres (36 km2) of land for his services to the Crown.
The new municipality of Lac-Etchemin was created in 2001 following the amalgamation of the city of Lac-Etchemin and the parish of Sainte-Germaine-du-Lac-Etchemin.Joseph-Damase Bégin, Quebec politician
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