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Québec electoral map

Historical atlas of Québec electoral divisions


This historical atlas illustrates the changes made to the electoral map since 1965. Compare the electoral maps established by the Commission de la représentation électorale in 1965, 1972, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2001, 2011 and 2017. Each electoral map is accompanied by its corresponding municipal boundaries and geographic codes.


The files below are in Shapefiles format. You can view the data they contain using a geographic information system (GIS).

Notes and methodology

The historical atlas of Québec electoral divisions and municipalities is a large file; it contains a significant amount of geometric data that contribute to the quality of information displayed.

The boundaries of the territories and municipalities were reconstructed from the 2011 electoral map. Changes to these boundaries in older and newer electoral maps were made based on changes to municipal boundaries and various historical documents.

If you have any information that could help us improve these files, please email us.

Municipal legal status from 1964 to July 1981

Code Legal status
C city
CT township municipality
CU municipality of united townships
M municipality
NO unorganized territory
P parish municipality
RI indian reserve
V village municipality
VT town

Municipal legal status since August 1981

Code Legal status
CT township
CU united townships
EI Indian settlement
G geographical unorganized territory
GR regional government
M municipality
NO unorganized territory
P parish
R Indian reserve
TC Cree reserve lands2
TI Inuit reserve lands
TK Naskapi reserve lands2
V town
VC Cree village
VK Naskapi village
VL village
VN Northern village
2Code used since November 2004 and replaced TR

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