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|Constituted||January 1, 1957|
|• Mayor||Richard Noël|
|• Federal riding||Manicouagan|
|• Prov. riding||Duplessis|
|• Total||672.10 km2 (259.50 sq mi)|
|• Land||600.61 km2 (231.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||8.3%|
|Time zone||Within the AST legislated time zone boundary but observes EST  (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0G 1A0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
In addition to Aguanish itself, the municipality also includes the community of L'Île-Michon, 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the east along Route 138. Economic activity primarily centers on crab and salmon fishing.
The place is named after the Goynish or Aguanus River, that flows through and drains into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence right at the village. This word of Innu origin came from aguanus, in turn from akwanich, from the roots akwan (shelter) and ich (small). It has undergone many different spellings, including: Goines (17th century); Guanis, Goinis (1744 map by Bellin); Goynish (1776 map by Carver); Agwanus, Aguanus or Agouanus (maps of the 19th century).
For a few years in the 1830s, the Hudson's Bay Company operated the Nabisipi trading post at the mouth of the Nabisipi River (just west of the current town site).
The first European inhabitants, fishermen from the Magdalen Islands, settled in the area circa 1849. They were joined in 1875 by people from Kégashka (today Kegaska) and from Nabisipi River. The place was incorporated as a municipality in 1957.
- Population in 2011: 278 (2006 to 2011 population change: -8.3 %)
- Population in 2006: 303
- Population in 2001: 343
- Population in 1996: 380
- Population in 1991: 402
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 125 (total dwellings: 145)
- English as first language: 0%
- French as first language: 96.7%
- English and French as first language: 0%
- Other as first language: 3.3%
- "Aguanish (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Aguanish
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2001 censuses - 100% data". Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population. 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
- National Research Council Canada - Time Zones & Daylight Saving Time
- "Aguanish" (in French). GrandQuebec.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
|Baie-Johan-Beetz||Lac-Jérôme, Natashquan Twp.|
|Gulf of Saint Lawrence (Jacques Cartier Strait) / L'Île-d'Anticosti|