Grosse-Île, Quebec

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Not to be confused with Grosse Isle, Quebec, an island of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago.
Grosse-Île
Municipality
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Grosse-Île is located in Eastern Quebec
Grosse-Île
Grosse-Île
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°37′N 61°31′W / 47.617°N 61.517°W / 47.617; -61.517Coordinates: 47°37′N 61°31′W / 47.617°N 61.517°W / 47.617; -61.517[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM None
Agglomeration Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Constituted January 1, 2006
Government[2]
 • Mayor Rose Elmonde Clarke
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Area[2][3]
 • Total 96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
 • Land 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 490
 • Density 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.7%
 • Dwellings 229
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G4T 6B9
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 199
Website www.mungi.ca

Grosse-Île is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region and the population is 490 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine on January 1, 2002. However, after a 2004 referendum, Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006.

Located on Grosse Île (French for Big Island) between Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine's villages of Grande-Entrée (south) and Havre-aux-Maisons (southwest), it was settled during the late 18th century by Scots. French-speaking people would come and establish themselves just after, as seen by a Catholic parish founded in 1793. Today, Grosse-Île remains one of three communities of the archipelago to be predominantly English-speaking, the other being Entry Island and Old Harry (a hamlet part of Grosse-Île on Big Entry Island).

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Grosse-Île, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 569 —    
1996 567 −0.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 543 −4.2%
2006 531 −2.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 490 −7.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Grosse-Île, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
490
50 Increase 100.0% 10.20% 430 Decrease 14.9% 87.76% 10 Increase n/a% 2.04% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2006
530
25 Decrease 66.7% 4.72% 505 Increase 9.8% 95.28% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
535
75 Increase 25.0% 14.02% 460 Decrease 8.0% 85.98% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
570
60 n/a 10.53% 500 n/a 87.72% 10 n/a 1.75% 0 n/a 0.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 388449 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 01042 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2401042) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census