Maria, Quebec
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Maria, Quebec
Church in Maria
Church in Maria
Location within Avignon RCM.
Location within Avignon RCM.
Maria is located in Eastern Quebec
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°10?N 65°59?W / 48.167°N 65.983°W / 48.167; -65.983Coordinates: 48°10?N 65°59?W / 48.167°N 65.983°W / 48.167; -65.983[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
 o MayorNormand Audet
 o Federal ridingAvignon--La Mitis--Matane--Matapédia
 o Prov. ridingBonaventure
 o Total94.60 km2 (36.53 sq mi)
 o Land94.86 km2 (36.63 sq mi)
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contradiction between two
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 o Total2,536
 o Density26.7/km2 (69/sq mi)
 o Pop 2006-2011
Increase 5.6%
 o Dwellings
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581

Maria is a municipality in Quebec, Canada.


Maria had been the location of a Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[4] In 1774, the area began to be settled by American Loyalists, and Scottish and Irish settlers. In 1842, the geographic township was formed, named in honour of Lady Maria Howard, wife of Guy Carleton and third daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham.[1]

In 1845, the Township Municipality of Maria was established, dissolved, and re-established in 1855. In 1860, the place experienced rapid development when a group of Acadians arrived and founded the Parish of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Maria.[1]

In 1977, Maria changed status from township municipality to just municipality.[1]


The main economy of the municipality is the hospital which serves the entire region. The hospital of Maria was built between New Richmond and Carleton-sur-Mer.


See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Maria (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Maria". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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