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Mauricie (French pronunciation: [mɔʁisi]) is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making tourism in Mauricie popular. The region has a land area of 35,860.05 km² (13,845.64 sq mi) and a population of 266,112 residents as of the 2016 Census. Its largest cities are Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.

The word Mauricie was coined by local priest and historian Albert Tessier and is based on the Saint-Maurice river which runs through the region on a North-South axis.

Mauricie administrative region was created on August 20, 1997 from the split of Mauricie–Bois-Francs administrative region into Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec. However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.

Administrative divisions

Regional county municipalities

  • Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality
  • Maskinongé Regional County Municipality
  • Mékinac Regional County Municipality

Equivalent territories

  • Agglomeration of La Tuque
  • Shawinigan
  • Trois-Rivières

Independent municipalities

  • La Bostonnais, Quebec
  • Lac-Édouard, Quebec

Nation Atikamekw

  • Coucoucache, Quebec
  • Obedjiwan, Quebec
  • Wemotaci, Quebec

Major communities

School districts

10 Francophones:

  • Centre de services scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy:
    • Trois Rivières (3 districts)
    • Maskinongé and
    • Francheville.
  • Centre de services scolaire de l'Énergie:
    • Shawinigan (2 districts),
    • La Tuque,
    • Mékinac and
    • Maskinongé.

Part of Anglophone:

  • Central Quebec School Board

Notable people

  • Moïsette Olier (1885–1972), writer
  • Jacques Plante (1929–1986), ice hockey goaltender
Giuseppe Zanotti Luxury Sneakers


External links

  • Portail de la Mauricie Official website
  • Tourisme Mauricie Regional tourist office
  • CRÉ

Text submitted to CC-BY-SA license. Source: Mauricie by Wikipedia (Historical)