Deschambault-Grondines

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Deschambault-Grondines
Municipality
Deschambault church 1.jpg
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Deschambault-Grondines is located in Central Quebec
Deschambault-Grondines

Deschambault-Grondines
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°39′N 71°56′W / 46.650°N 71.933°W / 46.650; -71.933Coordinates: 46°39′N 71°56′W / 46.650°N 71.933°W / 46.650; -71.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Portneuf
Constituted February 27, 2002
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gaston Arcand
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding Portneuf
Area[2][3]
 • Total 152.00 km2 (58.69 sq mi)
 • Land 125.59 km2 (48.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,131
 • Density 17.0/km2 (44/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.9%
 • Dwellings 1,043
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 1S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 363
Website www.deschambault-grondines.com

Deschambault-Grondines is a municipality of about 2100 inhabitants in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in Portneuf Regional County Municipality. The municipality was incorporated in 2002 by the merger of the formerly independent villages of Deschambault and Grondines.[4]

The name Grondines was named by Samuel de Champlain himself. "Grondines" is from the French verb "gronder", meaning to rumble or roar. In 1674, The Grondines windmill was built and is the oldest windmill in Québec. The windmill was first a flour mill, and then a lighthouse. In 1842 the church Saint-Charles-Borromée was built in Grondines. In 2006 the local Fromagerie des Grondines was built, it is an ogranic cheese farm open to the public.

Some of the famous people who lived here include filmmaker Denys Arcand, who was born in Deschambault.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 2131 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 2032
  • Population total in 2001: 1965
    • Deschambault: 1263
    • Grondines: 702
  • Population in 1996:
    • Deschambault: 1240
    • Grondines: 718
  • Population in 1991:
    • Deschambault: 1213
    • Grondines: 654

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 951 (total dwellings: 1043)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.2%

Points of interest[edit]

  • Saint-Joseph of Deschambault church, classed historical monument in 1964.[6]
  • The old presbytery of Deschambault, classed historical monument in 1965.
  • The old mill of Grondines, classed archaeological monument in 1984.
  • The church of Saint-Charles-Borromée in Grondines.
  • Presbytery of Grondines, classed historical monument in 1966.
  • House of the Grolo widow, classed historical monument in 1971.
  • House of Delisle, classed historical monument in 1963.
  • House of F.-R.-Neilson-Sewell, classed historical monument in 1978.
  • The old Chevrotière Mill, classed historical monument in 1976.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The patron saint of Deschambault-Grondines is Saint Joseph.[7]

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