La Corne, Quebec

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La Corne
Municipality
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Location within Abitibi RCM.
Location within Abitibi RCM.
La Corne is located in Western Quebec
La Corne
La Corne
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°21′N 78°00′W / 48.350°N 78.000°W / 48.350; -78.000Coordinates: 48°21′N 78°00′W / 48.350°N 78.000°W / 48.350; -78.000[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Abitibi
Settled c. 1935
Constituted August 2, 1975
Government[2]
 • Mayor Michel Lévesque
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Abitibi-Ouest
Area[2][3]
 • Total 329.90 km2 (127.38 sq mi)
 • Land 310.43 km2 (119.86 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 700
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.6%
 • Dwellings 404
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Y 1R0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 111
Website www.lacorne.ca

La Corne is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec in Abitibi Regional County Municipality.

The place is named in honour of Louis de La Corne (1703–1761), a French naval officer who was wounded in the Battle of Sainte-Foy in 1760. Until 1978, the place name was incorrectly spelled as Lacorne.[1]

From 1955 to 1965, La Corne was home to Canada's only lithium mine. The underground mine had a 150 metres (490 ft) deep shaft and lateral workings on three levels, and provided lithium to the glass and ceramics industries. With the advent of lithium batteries for electric cars and a myriad of consumer electronic products, the mine is currently being studied for reopening in late 2012 as an open-pit mine.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 700 (2006 to 2011 population change: 2.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 682
  • Population in 2001: 629
  • Population in 1996: 621
  • Population in 1991: 616

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 283 (total dwellings: 404)

Mother tongue:[6]

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 98.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Municipal council[edit]

  • Mayor: Michel Lévesque
  • Councillors: André Beauchemin, Éric Comeau, André Gélinas, Michel Larouche, Martin St-Pierre, Véronique Veilleux

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 72436 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "La Corne". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ a b "La Corne census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Quebec Lithium Project". Canada Lithium Corp. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "La Corne community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-11.