L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec

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L'Anse-Saint-Jean
Municipality
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Location of L'Anse-Saint-Jean
L'Anse-Saint-Jean is located in Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
L'Anse-Saint-Jean
L'Anse-Saint-Jean
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°14′N 70°12′W / 48.233°N 70.200°W / 48.233; -70.200Coordinates: 48°14′N 70°12′W / 48.233°N 70.200°W / 48.233; -70.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Le Fjord-du-Saguenay
Settled 1839
Constituted January 1, 1859
Government[2]
 • Mayor Claude Boucher
 • Federal riding Chicoutimi—Le Fjord
 • Prov. riding Dubuc
Area[2][3]
 • Total 530.20 km2 (204.71 sq mi)
 • Land 512.57 km2 (197.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,208
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Increase 11.0%
 • Dwellings 965
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0V 1J0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.lanse-saint-jean.ca

L'Anse-Saint-Jean is a municipality in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. Its population was 1208 in the Canada 2011 Census.

L'Anse-Saint-Jean was founded in 1838 by the Société des Vingt-et-un, a group of lumber prospectors and investors from Charlevoix which was responsible for opening up the Saguenay region to colonization.

Le Royaume de L'Anse Saint-Jean[edit]

Unofficial flag of the "Kingdom of L'Anse-Saint-Jean".

It achieved a certain notoriety when its citizens held a referendum on January 21, 1997, to turn the village into the Le Royaume de L'Anse-Saint-Jean, the continent's first "municipal monarchy." The monarchists won 73.9% of the vote, with Denys Tremblay becoming King Denys I. The king was crowned on June 24, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and announced plans to build a "vegetable oratory," Saint-Jean-du-Millénaire (Saint John of the Millennium). This micronational project was cheerfully conceded to be a way of boosting tourism in the region, which had been hit by the 1996 Saguenay Flood.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 135547 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: L'Anse-Saint-Jean
  3. ^ a b "L'Anse-Saint-Jean census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 

External links[edit]

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