Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality

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Abitibi-Ouest
Regional county municipality
Location of Abitibi-Ouest
Coordinates: 48°45′N 79°10′W / 48.750°N 79.167°W / 48.750; -79.167Coordinates: 48°45′N 79°10′W / 48.750°N 79.167°W / 48.750; -79.167[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat La Sarre
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Daniel Rancourt
Area[2][3]
 • Total 3,563.10 km2 (1,375.72 sq mi)
 • Land 3,337.51 km2 (1,288.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 21,003
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.0%
 • Dwellings 9,698
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc.ao.ca

Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality (Abitibi West) is a regional county municipality located in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec. Its seat is La Sarre.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 23 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 24,109 —    
1996 23,571 −2.2%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 21,984 −6.7%
2006 20,792 −5.4%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 21,003 +1.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
20,785
20,515 Increase 1.7% 98.70% 130 Increase 8.3% 0.63% 50 Increase 11.1% 0.24% 90 Decrease 30.8% 0.43%
2006
20,460
20,165 Decrease 6.0% 98.56% 120 Increase 84.6% 0.59% 45 Decrease 43.8% 0.22% 130 Increase 18.2% 0.63%
2001
21,695
21,440 Decrease 7.1% 98.82% 65 Decrease 18.8% 0.30% 80 Increase 45.5% 0.37% 110 Increase 266.7% 0.51%
1996
23,235
23,070 n/a 99.29% 80 n/a 0.34% 55 n/a 0.27% 30 n/a 0.13%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:

Attractions and other areas[edit]

Antoine Marsh (Roquemaure)
Calamite Covered Bridge [1927] (La Sarre)
Culture House (La Sarre)
Interpretation de la foresterie Centre (La Sarre)
La Salle Airport (Clermont)
Leclerc Covered Bridge [1927] (La Sarre)
l'Ile Covered Bridge [1946] (Clerval)
Joseph Berube Collection (Gallichan)
Molesworth Covered Bridge [1930] (Macamic Ville)
Notre-Dame-des-pauvres Sanctuary (Dupuy)
Petit-Quatre Covered Bridge [1950] (Clermont)
Rang 11 School (Authier)
Rapide-Danseur Church (1942) (Rapide Danseur)
Sang-Neuf-Art Gallery (Palmarolle)

Protected areas[edit]

Parc national d'Aiguebelle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141125 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 870 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2487) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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