Aumond, Quebec

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Aumond
Township municipality
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Nickname(s): Sainte-Famille-d'Aumond
Aumond is located in Western Quebec
Aumond
Aumond
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°28′N 75°53′W / 46.47°N 75.89°W / 46.47; -75.89Coordinates: 46°28′N 75°53′W / 46.47°N 75.89°W / 46.47; -75.89[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Constituted December 12, 1877
Named for Joseph-Ignace Aumond[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Denis Charron
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Gatineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 226.90 km2 (87.61 sq mi)
 • Land 214.57 km2 (82.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 725
 • Density 3.4/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 6.5%
 • Dwellings 584
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0W 1W0
Area code(s) 819
Website www.aumond.ca

Aumond is a township municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality.

The township is named after Colonel Joseph-Ignace Aumond (1810–1879), a native of l'Assomption, who was one of the major timber merchants of the Ottawa Valley in the nineteenth century. His operations were particularly along the Gatineau, and even went as far as Lake Timiskaming.[4]

Geography[edit]

The township is on the eastern shores of the Gatineau River along Route 107. The topography of the township is fairly rough, rising from 203 meters (666 ft) above sea level, near the hamlet of Val-Émard, to 375 meters (1,230 ft).[4] Numerous lakes surround the town, including Lac des Pins and Lac Murray.

History[edit]

The history of Aumond dates back to mid-nineteenth century. In 1861, the Aumond Township was proclaimed, and in 1877 the township municipality was formed.[1]

In 1862, Oblate priests built the first sawmill on the Joseph River, a tributary of the Gatineau River, in order to saw wood from the rich surrounding forests. A few months later, they built a flour mill adjacent to the first mill. At the outset, these mills were powered by a water wheel which was replaced at the beginning of the twentieth century, by a turbine that, from 1929 onwards, also provided electricity to the villagers. Destroyed by flames, these mills were rebuilt and remained active until 1989.[5]

Today, the municipality of Aumond revives its history by the redevelopment of the Moulin des Pères site in the heart of the village.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6][7]

  • Population in 2011: 725 (2006–2011 population change: −6.5 %)
  • Population in 2006: 775 (2001–2006 population change: 17.8%)
  • Population in 2001: 658 (revised count)
  • Population in 1996: 592
  • Population in 1991: 594

Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 331

Languages:

  • English as first language: 6.4%
  • French as first language: 92.3%
  • Other as first language: 1.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reference number 2664 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 83090 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2483090) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Aumond (Canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Aumond" (in French). MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ Statistics Canada - Population and dwelling count amendments to the 2001 Census

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