La Côte-de-Gaspé Regional County Municipality

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La Côte-de-Gaspé
Regional county municipality
Location of La Côte-de-Gaspé
Coordinates: 49°10′N 64°55′W / 49.167°N 64.917°W / 49.167; -64.917Coordinates: 49°10′N 64°55′W / 49.167°N 64.917°W / 49.167; -64.917[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Gaspé
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect François Roussy
Area[2][3]
 • Total 4,306.50 km2 (1,662.75 sq mi)
 • Land 4,097.66 km2 (1,582.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 17,985
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.5%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.cotedegaspe.ca

La Côte-de-Gaspé is a regional county municipality on the Gaspé peninsula in eastern Quebec, Canada, part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. The seat is Gaspé.

The regional county has a land area of 4,097.66 km² (1,581.91 sq mi) and a Canada 2011 Census population of 17,985 inhabitants. Its largest community is the city of Gaspé.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 7 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - La Côte-de-Gaspé Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 20,903 —    
1996 20,851 −0.2%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 18,545 −11.1%
2006 17,888 −3.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 17,985 +0.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Côte-de-Gaspé Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
17,830
15,860 Increase 3.0% 88.95% 1,735 Decrease 9.6% 9.73% 175 Increase 59.1% 0.98% 60 Decrease 71.4% 0.34%
2006
17,635
15,395 Decrease 5.2% 87.30% 1,920 Increase 4.1% 10.89% 110 Decrease 18.5% 0.62% 210 Increase 281.8% 1.19%
2001
18,275
16,240 Decrease 9.6% 88.86% 1,845 Decrease 22.0% 10.10% 135 Decrease 37.2% 0.74% 55 Increase 10.0% 0.30%
1996
20,585
17,955 n/a 87.22% 2,365 n/a 11.49% 215 n/a 1.04% 50 n/a 0.24%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

See also[edit]

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