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Lac Etchemin, Quebec

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Country  Canada
Time zone  EST (UTC−5)
Area code(s)  418 and 581
Area  161.6 km²
Local time  Friday 3:01 PM
Number of airports  1
Constituted  October 10, 2001
Postal code(s)  G0R 1S0
Highways  Route 276 Route 277
Population  4,061 (2011)
Province  Québec
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Weather  -11°C, Wind N at 11 km/h, 51% Humidity
RCM  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.

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Map of Lac-Etchemin, QC, Canada

Lac-Etchemin is home to winter resort Mont Orignal and the birthplace of controversial religious Community of the Lady of All Nations.

History

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.

People linked to Lac-Etchemin

  • Joseph-Damase Bégin, Quebec politician
  • Denis Bernard, actor and producer
  • Marie-Michèle Gagnon, World Cup alpine ski racer
  • References

    Lac-Etchemin, Quebec Wikipedia


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