ISLET (L'), a county of Lower Canada, in the district of Quebec, bounded on the NE by the co. of Kamouraska; on the NW by the St. Lawrence; and on the SE by the S boundary of the prov. It comprises an area of 3,034 sq. mil, the central point of which is N lat. 46 40 30, and W long 69 52. It is intersected by numerous rocky ridges, but contains much good land, and is abundantly watered by rivers and lakes. Of the former, the principal are Riviere-du-Sud and its branches, and the river St. John. Pop, chiefly French Canadians, 12,777. This co. is remarkable for the number of handsome villages which it contains. It has also a seignory of the same name, bounded in front by the St. Lawrence. It is watered by the Bras St. Nicholas and several small streams, and has a good deal of valuable timber. It derives its name from a point of land on which is a telegraph station, and which is insulated at high water.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 4
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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