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Administrative region
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officers Jacques Demers (President)
 • Total 10,214.34 km2 (3,943.78 sq mi)
 • Land 10,194 km2 (3,936 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 312,150
 • Density 30.62/km2 (79.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Estrien(ne)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code J
Area code 819

The Estrie (French pronunciation: ​) is an administrative region of Quebec that mostly overlaps the Eastern Townships (though not entirely). Estrie, a French neologism, was coined as a derivative of est, "east".

The region has a land area of 10,214.34 km² (3 943.78 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 310,733 inhabitants. Its largest population centre is the city of Sherbrooke. Estrie also has a large number of natural parks.


  • Demographics 1
  • Economy 2
  • Subdivisions 3
    • Regional County Municipalities 3.1
    • Equivalent Territory 3.2
  • Major communities 4
  • School Boards 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


  • Population: 310,733 (2011)
  • Area: 10,214.34 square kilometres (3,943.78 sq mi)
  • Density: 30.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (79/sq mi)[2]



Regional County Municipalities

Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
Coaticook 18,847 1,338.98 km2 (516.98 sq mi) 14.1 Coaticook
Le Granit 22,259 2,734.85 km2 (1,055.93 sq mi) 8.1 Lac-Mégantic
Le Haut-Saint-François 22,065 2,275.88 km2 (878.72 sq mi) 9.7 Cookshire-Eaton
Le Val-Saint-François 29,654 1,403.96 km2 (542.07 sq mi) 21.1 Richmond
Les Sources 14,756 786.23 km2 (303.57 sq mi) 18.8 Asbestos
Memphrémagog 48,551 1,320.96 km2 (510.03 sq mi) 36.8 Magog

Equivalent Territory

Equivalent Territory (ET) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of ET
Sherbrooke 154,601 367.10 km2 (141.74 sq mi) 437.4 Sherbrooke

Major communities

School Boards


  • Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons (Coaticook, East Angus and Lac-Mégantic).
  • Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke
  • Commission scolaire des Sommets


See also


  1. ^ a b "L'Estrie, ses municipalités régionales de comté (MRC) et territoire équivalent (TE) et ses territoires de conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ)". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ (French) Institut de la statistique du Québec
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses".  

External links

  • Portail régional de l'Estrie Official website
  • Tourism Eastern Townships
  • ESTRIEPLUS.COM Web Portal for Estrie
  • CRÉ

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