"BELLECHASSE, a county in the eastern part of Quebec, bordering on the River St. Lawrence on the N.W., and on the State of Maine on the S. E., has an area of 411,087 acres. It is traversed by the I. C. R. The chief staples are maple sugar, hay, flax, and oats; some attention is also paid to the manufacture of leather and woollen goods. Chief town, St. Michel. Pop. 18,368."