Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality

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Le Rocher-Percé
Regional county municipality
Location of Le Rocher-Percé
Coordinates: 48°22′N 64°37′W / 48.367°N 64.617°W / 48.367; -64.617Coordinates: 48°22′N 64°37′W / 48.367°N 64.617°W / 48.367; -64.617[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Effective April 1, 1981
County seat Chandler
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Diane Lebouthillier
Area[2][3]
 • Total 3,249.20 km2 (1,254.52 sq mi)
 • Land 3,077.81 km2 (1,188.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 17,979
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.5%
 • Dwellings 8,622
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrcrocherperce.qc.ca

Rocher-Percé is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Chandler.

Prior to July 17, 1999 it was known as Pabok Regional County Municipality.[4]

It is named after Percé Rock (the pierced rock), a massive arched sandstone rock rising from the Atlantic just off the tip of the Gaspé peninsula. The region includes the towns of Percé, Grande-Rivière, Port-Daniel–Gascons and Chandler. Major tourist attractions include the Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 6 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 21,713 —    
1996 21,340 −1.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 19,298 −9.6%
2006 18,437 −4.5%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 17,979 −2.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Rocher-Percé 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
17,870
16,325 Decrease 2.1% 91.35% 1,385 Increase 5.3% 7.75% 115 Increase 283.3% 0.64% 45 Decrease 81.6% 0.25%
2006
18,265
16,675 Decrease 5.4% 91.29% 1,315 Decrease 8.0% 7.20% 30 Decrease 66.7% 0.16% 245 Increase 716.7% 1.34%
2001
19,170
17,620 Decrease 8.8% 91.91% 1,430 Decrease 13.6% 7.46% 90 Decrease 60.0% 0.47% 30 Decrease 14.3% 0.16%
1996
21,230
19,315 n/a 90.98% 1,655 n/a 7.80% 225 n/a 1.06% 35 n/a 0.16%

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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