Egan-Sud, Quebec

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Egan-Sud
Municipality
Evans Lake
Evans Lake
Egan-Sud is located in Western Quebec
Egan-Sud
Egan-Sud
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°26′N 76°00′W / 46.433°N 76.000°W / 46.433; -76.000Coordinates: 46°26′N 76°00′W / 46.433°N 76.000°W / 46.433; -76.000[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Constituted November 17, 1920
Government[2]
 • Mayor Neil Gagnon
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Gatineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 50.90 km2 (19.65 sq mi)
 • Land 51.39 km2 (19.84 sq mi)
  There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 542
 • Density 10.5/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Increase 6.7%
 • Dwellings 242
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J9E 3A9
Area code(s) 819

Egan-Sud is a municipality in the La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, directly north of Maniwaki.

Egan-South has a residential, agricultural, and commercial character, the latter mainly concentrated along Highway 105.[4]

To protect the water quality of Evens Lake and highlight the beauty of it, the city council plans to build an illuminated water fountain in its centre. In addition to being visible from Highway 105, the fountain would increase oxygenation of the lake. In the winter, Evens Lake is home to the largest ice rink built by the MRC, having a circular route of about 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long.[4]

History[edit]

Settlement in this area by Europeans began in the mid-nineteenth century. By 1863, there was a population of 140 people, most of Irish origin and almost all Catholics. In 1864, the Egan Township was proclaimed, named in memory of John Egan (1811-1857), an Irish immigrant, owner of large logging concessions in the Outaouais, and holder of several political offices. In 1881, the Municipality Township of Egan was formed.[5]

In 1920, Egan Township was split up into the municipalities of Egan-Sud, Bois-Franc, and Montcerf (now Montcerf-Lytton).[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 542
  • Population in 2006: 508
  • Population in 2001: 539 (R)
  • Population in 1996: 578
  • Population in 1991: 520

(R) = Revised count.[6]

The language statistics are as follows (as of the 2006 Census): 89% of Egan-Sud speak French as their first language, 4% speak English as their first language, 3% speak both French and English as a first language and 4% have a different first language.

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