Chambord, Quebec

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Chambord
Municipality
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Location of Chambord
Chambord is located in Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Chambord
Chambord
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°26′N 72°04′W / 48.433°N 72.067°W / 48.433; -72.067Coordinates: 48°26′N 72°04′W / 48.433°N 72.067°W / 48.433; -72.067[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Le Domaine-du-Roy
Settled 1870s
Constituted December 8, 1973
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gérard Savard
 • Federal riding Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Roberval
Area[2][3]
 • Total 170.90 km2 (65.98 sq mi)
 • Land 121.32 km2 (46.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,773
 • Density 14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Increase 4.9%
 • Dwellings 1,189
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0W 1G0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.chambord.ca

Chambord is a municipality in Le Domaine-du-Roy Regional County Municipality in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The Chambord meteorite was found near here in 1904.

The municipality also includes the community of Val-Jalbert, located along Quebec Route 169 between the village of Chambord itself and Roberval.

Transportation[edit]

Chambord is at the intersection of Quebec highways 155 and 169, and is also served by the Montreal – Jonquière train passenger train of Via Rail Canada, which operates between Montreal and Jonquière.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1773 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 1690
  • Population in 2001: 1693
  • Population in 1996: 1784
  • Population in 1991: 1739

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 758 (total dwellings: 1189)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0.6%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.6%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Tourism[edit]

The historical village of Val-Jalbert is Chambord's main tourist attraction. There is also an annual cowboy festival.

Old mill and waterfall on the Ouiatchouane River in Val-Jalbert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 12159 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Chambord
  3. ^ a b "Chambord census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Chambord community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

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