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Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships (les Cantons de l'est in French) is a region in south central Quebec, lying between the Saint Lawrence River and the US border. The principal city is Sherbrooke. The region comprises the counties that are divided into townships after the traditional New England method of land grants, as opposed to other Quebec counties which are divided into municipalities based on the former seigneuries. The Eastern Townships consist of the following counties: The Eastern Townships is not an official region of Quebec, but is part of the Estrie region.