La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality

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La Vallée-de-l'Or
Regional county municipality
Location of La Vallée-de-l'Or
Coordinates: 48°23′N 77°14′W / 48.383°N 77.233°W / 48.383; -77.233Coordinates: 48°23′N 77°14′W / 48.383°N 77.233°W / 48.383; -77.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Effective April 8, 1981
County seat Val-d'Or
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Fernand Trahan
Area[2][3]
 • Total 27,149.30 km2 (10,482.40 sq mi)
 • Land 24,294.28 km2 (9,380.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 42,896
 • Density 1.8/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.4%
 • Dwellings 19,532
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrcvo.qc.ca

La Vallée-de-l'Or (The Golden Valley) is a regional county municipality in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region in northwestern Quebec, Canada. The seat is in Val-d'Or. It is named for its gold deposits in the Harricana River and Bell River valleys.

Before October 11, 2003, it was known simply as Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality.[4]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 10 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 43,121 —    
1996 44,389 +2.9%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 42,375 −4.5%
2006 41,896 −1.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 42,896 +2.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Vallée-de-l'Or 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
42,340
39,360 Increase 3.6% 92.96% 1,205 Increase 25.5% 2.85% 290 Increase 1.8% 0.68% 1,485 Decrease 27.7% 3.51%
2006
41,275
37,975 Decrease 2.1% 92.00% 960 Decrease 5.4% 2.33% 285 Decrease 5.0% 0.69% 2,055 Increase 18.4% 4.98%
2001
41,845
38,795 Decrease 4.4% 92.71% 1,015 Decrease 19.8% 2.43% 300 Decrease 15.5% 0.72% 1,735 Decrease 8.1% 4.15%
1996
43,780
40,565 n/a 92.66% 1,265 n/a 2.89% 355 n/a 0.81% 1,595 n/a 3.64%

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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