Bas-Saint-Laurent

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Bas-Saint-Laurent
Administrative region
LocationBas-Saint-Laurent2.png
Coordinates: 48°20′N 68°40′W / 48.333°N 68.667°W / 48.333; -68.667Coordinates: 48°20′N 68°40′W / 48.333°N 68.667°W / 48.333; -68.667
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
Area1
 • Land 22,234.10 km2 (8,584.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)1
 • Total 199,977
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code G
Area code 418, 581
Website www.bas-saint-laurent.gouv.qc.ca
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Map of Bas-Saint-Laurent with regional counties

The Bas-Saint-Laurent (Lower Saint-Lawrence) region is located along the south shore of the lower Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The river widens at this place and became farther a bay who discharges itself in the sea and is often nicknamed "Bas-du-Fleuve" (Lower-River). The region is formed by 8 regional county municipalities and 114 municipalities.

It has a population of 199,9771 and a land area of 22,234.10 km².

Subdivisions

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Inside the RCMs there are important cities including:

Major communities

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