Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality

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Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Regional county municipality
Location of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Coordinates: 48°33′N 71°39′W / 48.550°N 71.650°W / 48.550; -71.650Coordinates: 48°33′N 71°39′W / 48.550°N 71.650°W / 48.550; -71.650[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Alma
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect André Paradis
Area[2][3]
 • Total 2,917.10 km2 (1,126.30 sq mi)
 • Land 2,781.44 km2 (1,073.92 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 52,520
 • Density 18.9/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.6%
 • Dwellings 24,653
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrclacsaintjeanest.qc.ca

Lac-Saint-Jean-Est is a regional county municipality in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Alma. In 2006 it was 99.5% French-speaking.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 18 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 51,963 —    
1996 52,401 +0.8%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 51,760 −1.2%
2006 51,170 −1.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 52,520 +2.6%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Lac-Saint-Jean-Est 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
51,835
51,365 Increase 2.7% 99.09% 230 Increase 24.3% 0.44% 85 Increase 88.9% 0.16% 155 Decrease 61.3% 0.30%
2006
50,630
50,000 Decrease 1.0% 98.76% 185 Decrease 15.9% 0.37% 45 Decrease 59.1% 0.08% 400 Increase 247.8% 0.79%
2001
50,935
50,490 Decrease 1.6% 99.13% 220 Increase 12.8% 0.43% 110 Increase 29.4% 0.22% 115 Increase 21.1% 0.23%
1996
51,685
51,310 n/a 99.27% 195 n/a 0.38% 85 n/a 0.16% 95 n/a 0.18%

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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