Place:Thetford-Mines, Mégantic, Québec, Canada


Coordinates46.09478°N 71.30367°W
Located inMégantic, Québec, Canada
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Thetford Mines (Canada 2011 Census population 25,709) is a town in south-central Quebec, Canada. It is the seat of Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality.

Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions. In 2001 the city expanded to its current boundaries, merging with Black Lake, Robertsonville, Pontbriand and Thetford-Sud.

The former Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, originally settled in Thetford Mines, after arriving in Canada from Haiti.

Thetford Mines is the seat of the judicial district of Frontenac.

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