Belleterre, Quebec

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Belleterre
City
Belleterre 2004.JPG
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Belleterre is located in Western Quebec
Belleterre
Belleterre
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°23′N 78°42′W / 47.383°N 78.700°W / 47.383; -78.700Coordinates: 47°23′N 78°42′W / 47.383°N 78.700°W / 47.383; -78.700[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Témiscamingue
Constituted May 13, 1942
Government[2]
 • Mayor Bruno Boyer
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
Area[2][3]
 • Total 604.10 km2 (233.24 sq mi)
 • Land 551.29 km2 (212.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 298
 • Density 0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 14.9%
 • Dwellings 212
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 1L0
Area code(s) 819

Belleterre is a ville in northwestern Quebec, Canada, in the MRC de Témiscamingue.

History[edit]

In 1930, prospector William Logan discovered gold near Mud Lake (now called Lake Guillet). This led to the establishment of the Belleterre Gold Mines Company in 1935, and the formation of the Belleterre community at nearby Sables Lake to house the miners and their families. In 1942, the place was incorporated as a town and at its peak had some 2000 residents. But by 1957, the mine was depleted and closed.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 298 (2006 to 2011 population change: -14.9 %)
  • Population in 2006: 350
  • Population in 2001: 381
  • Population in 1996: 395
  • Population in 1991: 418

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 135 (total dwellings: 212)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%
Belleterre main street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Belleterre (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Belleterre". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Belleterre census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Belleterre community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-31.