La Matanie Regional County Municipality

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La Matanie
Regional county municipality
Location of La Matanie
Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°17′W / 48.850°N 67.283°W / 48.850; -67.283Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°17′W / 48.850°N 67.283°W / 48.850; -67.283[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Matane
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Pierre Thibodeau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 3,380.00 km2 (1,305.03 sq mi)
 • Land 3,319.08 km2 (1,281.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 21,786
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.1%
 • Dwellings 11,656
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581

La Matanie is a regional county municipality, located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, in Canada. Prior to March 9, 2013 it was known as Matane.[4]

The county seat is the city of Matane.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - La Matanie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 24,334 —    
1996 23,723 −2.5%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 22,507 −5.1%
2006 22,247 −1.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 21,786 −2.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Matanie 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
21,640
21,405 Decrease 0.6% 98.91% 95 Decrease 24.0% 0.44% 70 Increase 50.0% 0.32% 70 Decrease 64.1% 0.32%
2006
21,880
21,525 Decrease 1.7% 98.38% 125 Increase 92.3% 0.57% 35 Decrease 36.4% 0.16% 195 Increase 333.3% 0.89%
2001
22,065
21,900 Decrease 5.5% 99.25% 65 Decrease 43.5% 0.29% 55 Increase 37.5% 0.25% 45 Increase 80.0% 0.20%
1996
23,355
23,175 n/a 99.23% 115 n/a 0.49% 40 n/a 0.17% 25 n/a 0.11%

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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