Maria, Quebec

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Maria
Municipality
Church in Maria
Church in Maria
Location within Avignon RCM.
Location within Avignon RCM.
Maria is located in Eastern Quebec
Maria
Maria
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°10′N 65°59′W / 48.167°N 65.983°W / 48.167; -65.983Coordinates: 48°10′N 65°59′W / 48.167°N 65.983°W / 48.167; -65.983[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Avignon
Settled 1774
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Normand Audet
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 94.60 km2 (36.53 sq mi)
 • Land 94.86 km2 (36.63 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,536
 • Density 26.7/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.6%
 • Dwellings 1,122
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 1Y0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.mariaquebec.com

Maria is a municipality in Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

Maria had been the location of a Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[4] In 1774, the area began to be settled by American Loyalists, and Scottish and Irish settlers. In 1842, the geographic township was formed, named in honour of Lady Maria Howard, wife of Guy Carleton and third daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham.[1]

In 1845, the Township Municipality of Maria was established, dissolved, and re-established in 1855. In 1860, the place experienced rapid development when a group of Acadians arrived and founded the Parish of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Maria.[1]

In 1977, Maria changed status from township municipality to just municipality.[1]

Economics[edit]

The main economy of the municipality is the hospital which serves the entire region. The hospital of Maria was built between New Richmond and Carleton-sur-Mer.

Demographics[edit]

Historical Census Data - Maria, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 2,491 —    
1996 2,581 +3.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 2,458 −4.8%
2006 2,401 −2.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 2,536 +5.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Maria (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Maria". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b c "Maria census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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