La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality

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La Haute-Gaspésie
Regional county municipality
Location of La Haute-Gaspésie
Coordinates: 49°13′N 66°04′W / 49.217°N 66.067°W / 49.217; -66.067Coordinates: 49°13′N 66°04′W / 49.217°N 66.067°W / 49.217; -66.067[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Effective March 18, 1981
County seat Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Allen Cormier
Area[2][3]
 • Total 5,139.50 km2 (1,984.37 sq mi)
 • Land 5,066.02 km2 (1,956.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 12,088
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.0%
 • Dwellings 6,292
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.hautegaspesie.com

La Haute-Gaspésie is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada, on the Gaspé peninsula. The regional county municipality seat is in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.

Prior to May 27, 2000, it was known as Denis-Riverin regional county municipality.[4]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 10 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 14,019 —    
1996 13,733 −2.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 12,722 −7.4%
2006 12,329 −3.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 12,088 −2.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
11,970
11,840 Decrease 1.4% 98.91% 65 Increase 225.0% 0.54% 20 Increase 100.0% 0.17% 45 Decrease 65.4% 0.38%
2006
12,170
12,010 Decrease 3.3% 98.69% 20 Decrease 60.0% 0.16% 10 Steady 0.0% 0.08% 130 Increase 550.0% 1.07%
2001
12,495
12,415 Decrease 7.9% 99.36% 50 Decrease 16.7% 0.40% 10 Decrease 77.8% 0.08% 20 Steady 0.0% 0.16%
1996
13,610
13,485 n/a 99.08% 60 n/a 0.44% 45 n/a 0.33% 20 n/a 0.15%

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:[8]

See also[edit]

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