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Communauté métropolitaine de Québec

Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Québec Metropolitan Community
Metropolitan area
Satellite image of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Satellite image of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Official logo of Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Communauté métropolitaine de Québec is located in Central Quebec
Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
Location in central Quebec
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
 • Total 3,349.12 km2 (1,293.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 765,706
 • Density 228.6/km2 (592/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code prefixes G
Area code(s) 819, 873

The Communauté métropolitaine de Québec (CMQ), or Quebec Metropolitan Community, is an administrative division of the province of Quebec, comprising the metropolitan area of Quebec City. The CMQ is one of the two metropolitan communities of Quebec.


From 1970 to 2001,[2] the Communauté urbaine de Québec governed the area surrounding Quebec City on the north shore:

Formation of the Communauté urbaine de Québec in 1969[3]
Sector Municipalities
  • Beauport
  • Courville
  • Giffard
  • Montmorency
  • Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux
  • Villeneuve

In the years following the establishing of the CUQ, various changes occurred among the constituent municipalities:

  • in 1970, Duberger and Les Saules amalgamated with Quebec
  • in 1971, Neufchâtel amalgamated with Quebec, and the Parish of L'Ancienne-Lorette amalgamated with Sainte-Foy
  • in 1973, Charlesbourg-Ouest amalgamated with Quebec
  • in 1974, Bélair and Val-St-Michel amalgamated to form Val-Bélair
  • in 1976, Charlesbourg-Est, Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides and Orsainville amalgamated with Charlesbourg
  • in 1976, Courville, Giffard, Montmorency, Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux and Villeneuve, together with Saint-Michel-Archange, amalgamated with Beauport
  • in 1983, Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge changed its name to Cap-Rouge


The boroughs of Quebec City

The CUQ was replaced by the CMQ on January 1, 2002.

Quebec was amalgamated with the cities of Beauport, Cap-Rouge, Charlesbourg, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Lac-Saint-Charles, Loretteville, Saint-Émile, Sainte-Foy, Sillery, Val-Bélair, Vanier and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. In the 2006 demerger, L'Ancienne-Lorette and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures regained separate status.

Lévis was amalgamated with Charny, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Rédempteur, Saint-Romuald, Pintendre, Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Sainte-Hélène-de-Breakeyville and Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy.

Municipalities in the Quebec Metropolitan Community and Quebec Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)[4][5]
Regional county municipality or urban agglomeration(where applicable) In Metropolitan Community In CMA only
Urban agglomeration of Quebec City
Lévis (Equivalent territory)[a 4]
Bellechasse Regional County Municipality
La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality
L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality
La Jacques-Cartier Regional County Municipality
La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality
Portneuf Regional County Municipality
  1. ^ subdivided into the boroughs of Beauport, Charlesbourg, La Cité-Limoilou, La Haute-Saint-Charles, Les Rivières and Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge
  2. ^ enclave within the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, not part of the urban agglomeration
  3. ^ Huron-Wendat reserve, an enclave within the borough of La Haute-Saint-Charles, not part of the urban agglomeration
  4. ^ subdivided into the boroughs of Desjardins, Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Ouest and Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est
  5. ^ a b c d e f not part of the CMA


  1. ^ a b "Census Profile - Quebec Census Metropolitan Area".  
  2. ^ "Communauté urbaine de Québec". Public Works and Government Services Canada. 
  3. ^ Bureau de la statistique du Québec, ed. (1971). Annuaire du Québec 1971 (in Français) (51st ed.). Éditeur officiel du Québec. p. 27. 
  4. ^ "Territoire de la CMQ et de la RMR de Québec" (in Français). Communauté métropolitaine de Québec. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Geographic hierarchy: Québec (Census metropolitan area)".  

External links

  • (French) websiteCommunauté métropolitaine de Québec
  • Quebec City Guide - Télégraphe de Québec
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