Frontenac, Quebec

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Location within Le Granit RCM
Location within Le Granit RCM
Frontenac is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°50′W / 45.58°N 70.83°W / 45.58; -70.83Coordinates: 45°35′N 70°50′W / 45.58°N 70.83°W / 45.58; -70.83[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLe Granit
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1882
 • MayorJean-Denis Cloutier
 • Federal ridingMégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. ridingMégantic
 • Total244.60 km2 (94.44 sq mi)
 • Land222.73 km2 (86.00 sq mi)
 • Total1,650
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 1.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 161
Route 204 Edit this at Wikidata

Frontenac is a municipality in Le Granit Regional County Municipality in Estrie, Quebec, Canada, on the Canada–United States border. Its population was 1,650 as of the Canada 2011 Census.


The area was settled heavily from 1870 to 1880 by colonizers from the United Kingdom and the United States. As such, it was known until 1959 as the united counties of Spaulding and Ditchfield (cantons unis de Spaulding-et-Ditchfield). The municipality was renamed in honour of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, a governor general of New France who played a significant role in the development of the colony. Today's population is predominantly French-speaking.

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  1. ^ Reference number 24068 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 30025 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2430025) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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