Déléage, Quebec

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Déléage
Municipality
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Déléage is located in Western Quebec
Déléage
Déléage
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°23′N 75°55′W / 46.383°N 75.917°W / 46.383; -75.917Coordinates: 46°23′N 75°55′W / 46.383°N 75.917°W / 46.383; -75.917[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Constituted January 1, 1881
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Barbe
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Gatineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 265.70 km2 (102.59 sq mi)
 • Land 249.09 km2 (96.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,856
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 5.5%
 • Dwellings 967
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J9E 3A8
Area code(s) 819
Website www.deleage.ca

Déléage is a town and municipality in La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the eastern banks of the Gatineau River opposite Maniwaki.

Deleage and Deléage are frequently used alternate spellings.[4] The official spelling was changed from Deleage to Déléage on March 20, 2004.[5]

History[edit]

In 1871, the Kensington Township was proclaimed, named after a district of West London, England. In 1881, the Township Municipality of Kensington was formed. In 1930, it was renamed to Déléage, in honour of Jean-Francois-Regis Déléage (1821-1884), born in Haute-Loire and missionary in the Outaouais from 1853 to 1879, where he founded a dozen parishes. His name has also been used to identify the post office between 1929 and 1967.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1856 (2006 to 2011 population change: -5.5 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1964
  • Population in 2001: 2053 (R)
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -4.3 %
  • Population in 1996: 2036
  • Population in 1991: 1921

(R) = Revised count.[7]

Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 824

Languages:

  • English as first language: 3%
  • French as first language: 94%
  • English and French as first language: 1%
  • Other as first language: 2%

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