Lac-Beauport, Quebec

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Lac-Beauport
Municipality
Lac-Beauport(Québec).JPG
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Lac-Beauport is located in Central Quebec
Lac-Beauport
Lac-Beauport
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°58′N 71°18′W / 46.967°N 71.300°W / 46.967; -71.300Coordinates: 46°58′N 71°18′W / 46.967°N 71.300°W / 46.967; -71.300[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM La Jacques-Cartier
Settled 1820
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Michel Beaulieu
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding Chauveau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 64.00 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
 • Land 61.27 km2 (23.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 7,281
 • Density 118.8/km2 (308/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 19.7%
 • Dwellings 2,815
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G3B 0A1
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways No major routes
Website www.lac-beauport.ca

Lac-Beauport is a little town in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, located on the eponymous Lake Beauport. It has a population of about 6010 people, and lies about 25 kilometers north from downtown Quebec City.

Lac-Beauport is the home of Le Relais ski center.

History[edit]

Around 1820, a small cluster of homes was built on the present site of the municipality, named Waterloo Settlement by the English immigrants after the Anglo-Prussian victory at Waterloo. In 1845, the Municipality of St-Dunstan was formed, named after the local parish of Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport. It was abolished in 1847, but reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport in 1855. In common use, it was only known as Lac-Beauport, prompting the town council to officially change the name in 1989.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Lac-Beauport, Quebec[4]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 4,462 —    
1996 5,008 +12.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 5,519 +10.2%
2006 6,081 +10.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 7,281 +19.7%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 2619 (total dwellings: 2815)

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 96.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 1.1%


Lake Beauport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lac-Beauport (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Lac-Beauport
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Lac-Beauport census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External links[edit]

Media related to Lac-Beauport at Wikimedia Commons