Avignon Regional County Municipality

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Avignon
Regional county municipality
Location of Avignon
Coordinates: 48°06′N 66°51′W / 48.100°N 66.850°W / 48.100; -66.850Coordinates: 48°06′N 66°51′W / 48.100°N 66.850°W / 48.100; -66.850[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Effective March 18, 1981
County seat Nouvelle
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Bertrand Berger
Area[2][3]
 • Total 3,479.40 km2 (1,343.40 sq mi)
 • Land 3,486.51 km2 (1,346.15 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 15,246
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.1%
 • Dwellings 7,472
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrcavignon.com

Avignon is a regional county municipality located in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Nouvelle. Its largest city is Carleton-sur-Mer.[2]

It is on the Gaspé peninsula along the Baie des Chaleurs.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 13 subdivisions and 2 native reserves within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Avignon Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 15,494 —    
1996 15,898 +2.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 15,268 −4.0%
2006 14,643 −4.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 15,246 +4.1%
2006 population excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or settlements.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Avignon Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
15,050
11,675 Decrease 2.3% 77.57% 2,555 Increase 51.6% 16.98% 115 Increase 91.7% 0.76% 705 Decrease 1.4% 4.68%
2006
14,415
11,955 Increase 0.8% 82.93% 1,685 Decrease 25.4% 11.69% 60 Decrease 40.0% 0.42% 715 Decrease 3.4% 4.96%
2001
14,960
11,860 Decrease 6.6% 79.28% 2,260 Increase 14.7% 15.10% 100 Increase 25.0% 0.67% 740 Decrease 8.6% 4.95%
1996
15,560
12,700 n/a 81.62% 1,970 n/a 12.66% 80 n/a 0.51% 810 n/a 5.21%

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:[7]

Attractions[edit]

  • Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site (Pointe-à-la-Croix)
  • Fort Listiguj (Pointe-à-la-Croix)
  • Notre-Dame-du-Mont-St-Joseph Oratory (Carleton---Saint Omer)

Protected Areas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]