Mont-Saint-Pierre, Quebec

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Not to be confused with Rivière-à-Pierre and Mont-Saint-Pierre, which historically was also once known as Rivière-à-Pierre.
Mont-Saint-Pierre
Village municipality
Mont-Saint-Pierre-en-Gaspés.jpg
Location within La Haute-Gaspésie RCM.
Location within La Haute-Gaspésie RCM.
Mont-Saint-Pierre is located in Eastern Quebec
Mont-Saint-Pierre
Mont-Saint-Pierre
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°13′N 65°49′W / 49.217°N 65.817°W / 49.217; -65.817Coordinates: 49°13′N 65°49′W / 49.217°N 65.817°W / 49.217; -65.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM La Haute-Gaspésie
Settled 1858
Constituted January 1, 1947
Government[2]
 • Mayor Lynda Laflamme
 • Federal riding Haute-Gaspésie—La
Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. riding Gaspé
Area[2][3]
 • Total 51.50 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
 • Land 53.20 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 192
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 16.5%
 • Dwellings 130
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0E 1V0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Census profile 2404015[3]
MAMROT info 04015[2]
Toponymie info 42208[1]
Website www.mont-saint-pierre.ca

Mont-Saint-Pierre is a village municipality in Quebec, Canada, located in the regional county municipality of La Haute-Gaspésie in the administrative region of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The village is located at the foot of the eponymous Mount Saint-Pierre. This 411 metres (1,348 ft) high mount juts into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, separating Cove Mont-Louis from Cove Mont-Saint-Pierre, into which the Mont-Saint-Pierre River flows. The place was formerly called Rivière-à-Pierre.[1]

The 2006 census there were 230 inhabitants.

Mont-Saint-Pierre is well known for hang-gliding and paragliding, and home to the Mont-Saint-Pierre Ecological Reserve. The Festival of Free Flight (Fête de Vol Libre) is held each year since 1978.

History[edit]

Permanent settlement occurred in 1858. Its post office opened in 1904. In 1947, the village was incorporated when it separated from Mont-Louis.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Mont-Saint-Pierre, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 273 —    
1996 288 +5.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 239 −17.0%
2006 230 −3.8%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 192 −16.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Reference number 42208 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b c "Mont-Saint-Pierre". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d "(Code 2404015) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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