Mont-Joli

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Mont-Joli
City
Mont-Joli Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes.jpg
Location within La Mitis RCM.
Location within La Mitis RCM.
Mont-Joli is located in Eastern Quebec
Mont-Joli
Mont-Joli
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°11′W / 48.583°N 68.183°W / 48.583; -68.183Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°11′W / 48.583°N 68.183°W / 48.583; -68.183[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM La Mitis
Constituted 13 June 2001
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean Bélanger
 • Federal riding Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. riding Matane-Matapédia
Area[2][3]
 • Total 24.30 km2 (9.38 sq mi)
 • Land 24.45 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 6,665
 • Density 272.6/km2 (706/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.5%
 • Dwellings 3,138
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G5H 1W8
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-20

Route 132
Website www.ville.mont-joli.qc.ca

Mont-Joli is a city in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. It is the county seat. The city is located east of Rimouski near the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

History[edit]

Via-Rail Station

In 1867, the main condition for New Brunswick and Nova-Scotia entering into the Canadian Confederation was, to be linked to the rest of the country by the railroad. In 1868, work began on the Intercolonial Railway and the authorities initially decided to have the railroad turn at Saint-Octave-de-Métis in Gaspésie. However, this village, because of its rugged landscape, was not suitable to receive the train station and maintenance shops. The engineers turned to the higher 2nd farming rank of Sainte-Flavie, and the train station was named Sainte-Flavie-Station. In 1880, Sainte-Flavie-Station became separate and was named Mont-Joli, name which the first settlers had originally used to describe the area.

On 13 June 2001, the neighbouring municipality of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (not to be confused with a different Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec in the Montérégie region) merged with Mont-Joli.[4]
 

 

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census:

  • Population: 6,665
  • % Change (2006–2011): +1.5
  • Dwellings: 3,138
  • Area (km²): 24.455 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 272.6

Transportation[edit]

Mont-Joli is the easternmost end of Autoroute 20, whose segment connects with the city of Rimouski. Route 132 runs through the centre of Mont-Joli as part of a loop that circumnavigates the Gaspé Peninsula; it is located about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Sainte-Flavie, where Route 132 intersects with itself.

Mont-Joli Airport is the only airport with scheduled service in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Mont-Joli is also served by the Mont-Joli railway station.

Notables[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mont-Joli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
12.4
(54.3)
20
(68)
29.1
(84.4)
31.4
(88.5)
33.3
(91.9)
35.9
(96.6)
33.3
(91.9)
32.2
(90)
26.7
(80.1)
21.8
(71.2)
16.7
(62.1)
35.9
(96.6)
Average high °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−6.5
(20.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.4
(41.7)
13.5
(56.3)
19.8
(67.6)
22.7
(72.9)
21.3
(70.3)
16
(61)
9.1
(48.4)
2.4
(36.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
7.5
(45.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.3
(9.9)
−10.9
(12.4)
−5
(23)
1.6
(34.9)
8.5
(47.3)
14.4
(57.9)
17.5
(63.5)
16.2
(61.2)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.7
(30.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
3.1
(37.6)
Average low °C (°F) −16.7
(1.9)
−15.2
(4.6)
−9
(16)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.4
(38.1)
9
(48)
12.2
(54)
11.1
(52)
6.7
(44.1)
1.5
(34.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
−12
(10)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −33.3
(−27.9)
−31.1
(−24)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−12.2
(10)
−1.1
(30)
0.8
(33.4)
1.8
(35.2)
−5
(23)
−8.4
(16.9)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−33.3
(−27.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 79.8
(3.142)
59.1
(2.327)
69.4
(2.732)
63.3
(2.492)
84
(3.31)
73.5
(2.894)
84.6
(3.331)
89.1
(3.508)
77.8
(3.063)
83.9
(3.303)
77.7
(3.059)
86.7
(3.413)
928.9
(36.571)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

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