Cascapédia–Saint-Jules

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Cascapédia–Saint-Jules
Municipality
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Cascapédia–Saint-Jules is located in Eastern Quebec
Cascapédia–Saint-Jules
Cascapédia–Saint-Jules
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°15′N 65°55′W / 48.250°N 65.917°W / 48.250; -65.917Coordinates: 48°15′N 65°55′W / 48.250°N 65.917°W / 48.250; -65.917[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Bonaventure
Constituted June 2, 1999
Government[2]
 • Mayor Pat St-Onge
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 161.40 km2 (62.32 sq mi)
 • Land 162.61 km2 (62.78 sq mi)
  There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 741
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.8%
 • Dwellings 403
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 1T0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Route 299

Cascapédia–Saint-Jules is a municipality in Quebec, Canada.

The municipality includes the communities of Grande-Cascapédia and Saint-Jules, both located along the Cascapédia River.

History[edit]

On June 2, 1999, the Municipalities of Grande-Cascapédia and Saint-Jules were merged to form the Municipality of Cascapédia. It was renamed to Cascapédia–Saint-Jules on June 26, 2000.[1]

Grande-Cascapédia[edit]

Kigicapigiak had been a Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[4][5] Grande-Cascapédia was formed in the mid 19th century. Named after the adjacent river, originally called Cascapédiac, this name is from the Mi'kmaq words kaska (broad) and pegiag (river). In 1860, the local parish was established that 3 years later counted some 1500 inhabitants, and in 1883, its post office opened. In 1929, the place was incorporated as a municipality.[6]

Saint-Jules[edit]

Saint-Jules was founded as a mission in 1899, and became a parish only 2 years later. It was named after Pope Julius I, and also called Saint-Jules-de-Maria (1922-1950) or Saint-Jules-de-Cascapédia to distinguish it from Saint-Jules in the Beauce region. Its post office opened in 1922. In 1949, the place was incorporated as a separate municipality out of the Township Municipality of Maria.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Cascapédia–Saint-Jules, Quebec[10]
Year Pop. ±%
1991P 642 —    
1996P 673 +4.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 679 +0.9%
2006 714 +5.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 741 +3.8%
(P) pre-merger combined totals for municipalities of Grande-Cascapédia and Saint-Jules.

Language[edit]

Mother tongue (2006):[11]

  • English only: 63.2%
  • French only: 35.4%
  • English and French: 0%
  • Other language: 1.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cascapédia–Saint-Jules (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Cascapédia–Saint-Jules". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cascapédia–Saint-Jules census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Vetromile, Eugene (1866). The Abnakis and their history. J.B. Kirker. p. 59. 
  6. ^ "Grande-Cascapédia" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  7. ^ "Saint-Jules" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  10. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  11. ^ "Cascapédia–Saint-Jules community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-30.