Les Basques RCM

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Les Basques
Regional county municipality
Location of Les Basques
Coordinates: 48°06′N 69°04′W / 48.100°N 69.067°W / 48.100; -69.067Coordinates: 48°06′N 69°04′W / 48.100°N 69.067°W / 48.100; -69.067[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
Effective April 1, 1981
County seat Trois-Pistoles
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Bertin Denis
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,130.70 km2 (436.57 sq mi)
 • Land 1,122.76 km2 (433.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 9,142
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.5%
 • Dwellings 5,144
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrcdesbasques.com

Les Basques (the Basques) is a regional county municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence River halfway between Rimouski and Rivière-du-Loup.

The county seat is in Trois-Pistoles.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Les Basques Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 10,325 —    
1996 10,204 −1.2%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 9,848 −3.5%
2006 9,475 −3.8%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 9,142 −3.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Les Basques 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
9,055
8,980 Increase 0.1% 99.17% 50 Increase 233.3% 0.55% 20 Increase n/a% 0.22% 5 Decrease 96.4% 0.06%
2006
9,125
8,970 Decrease 6.0% 98.30% 15 Decrease 40.0% 0.17% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 140 Increase 1300.0% 1.53%
2001
9,580
9,545 Decrease 2.7% 99.64% 25 Decrease 73.7% 0.26% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 10 Increase n/a% 0.10%
1996
9,920
9,805 n/a 98.84% 95 n/a 0.96% 20 n/a 0.20% 0 n/a 0.00%

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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