Grande-Rivière, Quebec

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For homonymy, see Grande-Rivière.
Grande-Rivière
City
Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Coat of arms of Grande-Rivière
Coat of arms
Location within Le Rocher-Percé RCM.
Location within Le Rocher-Percé RCM.
Grande-Rivière is located in Eastern Quebec
Grande-Rivière

Grande-Rivière
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°24′N 64°30′W / 48.400°N 64.500°W / 48.400; -64.500Coordinates: 48°24′N 64°30′W / 48.400°N 64.500°W / 48.400; -64.500[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Le Rocher-Percé
Constituted September 21, 1974
Government[2]
 • Mayor Bernard Stevens
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Gaspé
Area[2][3]
 • Total 105.00 km2 (40.54 sq mi)
 • Land 87.49 km2 (33.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,456
 • Density 39.5/km2 (102/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.4%
 • Dwellings 1,566
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 1V0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.ville.grande-riviere.qc.ca

Grande-Rivière is a city in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Québec in Canada.

In addition to Grande-Rivière itself, the town's territory also includes the communities of Grande-Rivière-Ouest, Petite-Rivière-Ouest, and Petit Pabos.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Grande-Rivière, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 3,979 —    
1996 3,888 −2.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 3,556 −8.5%
2006 3,409 −4.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 3,456 +1.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Grande-Rivière, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
3,450
3,390 Increase 2.0% 98.26% 40 Increase 14.3% 1.16% 10 Increase n/a% 0.29% 10 Decrease 77.8% 0.29%
2006
3,405
3,325 Decrease 5.4% 97.65% 35 Increase 75.0% 1.03% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 45 Increase 350.0% 1.32%
2001
3,555
3,515 Decrease 7.6% 98.87% 20 Decrease 71.4% 0.56% 10 Decrease 33.3% 0.28% 10 Increase n/a% 0.28%
1996
3,890
3,805 n/a 97.81% 70 n/a 1.80% 15 n/a 0.39% 0 n/a 0.00%

Attractions[edit]

L'Église de Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption is a large Roman Catholic church with 1.500 seats which was completed in 1893. The church has a Casavant organ dating from 1954.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 72412 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "Grande-Rivière". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "Grande-Rivière census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census