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Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47, -73Coordinates: 47°00′N 73°00′W / 47, -73
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
 • Land 35,864.93 km2 (13,847.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 263,603
 • Density 7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code G
Area code 819, 873

Mauricie (French pronunciation: [mɔʁisi]) is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making it a prime tourist location. The region has a land area of 35,855.22 km² (13,843.78 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 258,928 residents. 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.[2] However, the concept of Mauricie as a traditional region long predates this.

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