L'Isle-Verte, Quebec

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L'Isle-Verte
Municipality
Isle-Verte-pano.JPG
Location within Rivière-du-Loup RCM.
Location within Rivière-du-Loup RCM.
L'Isle-Verte is located in Eastern Quebec
L'Isle-Verte
L'Isle-Verte
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°01′N 69°20′W / 48.017°N 69.333°W / 48.017; -69.333Coordinates: 48°01′N 69°20′W / 48.017°N 69.333°W / 48.017; -69.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM Rivière-du-Loup
Constituted February 9, 2000
Government[2]
 • Mayor Ursule Thériault
 • Federal riding Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
 • Prov. riding Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata
Area[2][3]
 • Total 222.00 km2 (85.71 sq mi)
 • Land 117.37 km2 (45.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,469
 • Density 12.5/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.3%
 • Dwellings 681
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0L 1K0
Area code(s) 418
Highways
A-20 / TCH

Route 132
Website www.municipalite.
lisle-verte.qc.ca

L'Isle-Verte is a small municipality located along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Quebec, Canada. The name of the village refers to Île Verte (French for "Green Island"), a nearby island that is not within its municipal boundaries. Village and island are joined by a seasonal ferry.

It is known for its lamb, fed in a salted marsh, a luxury product in Quebec. Its marshes along the Saint Lawrence River are a protected bird sanctuary part of the Baie de l’Isle-Verte Ramsar wetland.

On January 23, 2014, a major fire destroyed the Résidence du Havre, a home for the elderly, with 28 known dead and another 4 presumed dead.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1469 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 1464
  • Population in 2001: 1519
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -3.6 %
  • Population in 1996: 1567 (adjusted for boundary change)
  • Population in 1991: 1013

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 616 (total dwellings: 681)

Languages:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1%
La Rivière Verte (Green river) that crosses the municipality

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 359442 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "L'Isle-Verte". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b "L'Isle-Verte census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/l-isle-verte-search-resumes-remains-of-3-victims-found-1.2519899
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Charles Borromée Rouleau)". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Genealogy (Charles Borome Rouleau)". Retrieved 2014-03-29. 

External links[edit]

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