New Carlisle, Quebec

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New Carlisle
Municipality
Statue of René Lévesque
Statue of René Lévesque
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
New Carlisle is located in Eastern Quebec
New Carlisle
New Carlisle
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°01′N 65°20′W / 48.017°N 65.333°W / 48.017; -65.333Coordinates: 48°01′N 65°20′W / 48.017°N 65.333°W / 48.017; -65.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Bonaventure
Settled 1784
Constituted February 1, 1877
Government[2]
 • Mayor Cyrus Journeau
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 67.90 km2 (26.22 sq mi)
 • Land 67.57 km2 (26.09 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 45.00 m (147.64 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,358
 • Density 20.1/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.9%
 • Dwellings 594
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 1Z0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.new-carlisle.ca

New Carlisle, Quebec is a small town in the Gaspé region of Quebec, Canada, best known as the boyhood home of René Lévesque; although he was born at Campbellton, New Brunswick. The population is approximately 1430, half English-speaking and half French-speaking. New Carlisle is located on the Baie des Chaleurs.

New Carlisle is the seat of Bonaventure Regional County Municipality, the judicial district of Bonaventure,[5] and the regional base for the Ministry of Transports Quebec, which has a significant garage installation on the outskirts of town. New Carlisle has a post office, Caisse Populaire, primary and high schools, Roman Catholic church and gas station. Via Rail mothballed its operations between Matapedia and New Carlisle sometime around 2010.

History[edit]

Port of New Carlisle, circa 1890

The site of the town was selected in 1784 by the Lieutenant-Governor of the jurisdictional District of Gaspe, Nicholas Cox, named Cox Township. The town as is thought to have been named after Cox's home town, possibly Carlisle in England, soon after, the name was changed from "Carlisle" to "New Carlisle". The original settlers of 1784 were discharged soldiers of British Army regiments and Loyalists claimants. In 1877, the place was incorporated when the Township Municipality of Cox was dissolved into the Municipalities of New Carlisle and Paspébiac.[1]

The town was the scene of the capture of German spy Werner von Janowski, who was dropped from a nearby U-boat in November, 1942.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - New Carlisle, Quebec[9]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,568 —    
1996 1,538 −1.9%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,431 −7.0%
2006 1,370 −4.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,358 −0.9%

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:[10]

  • English as first language: 62.8%
  • French as first language: 34.9%
  • English and French as first language: 1.1%
  • Other as first language: 1.1%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for New Carlisle
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
9.5
(49.1)
15
(59)
27
(81)
30.6
(87.1)
31.1
(88)
33
(91)
32.2
(90)
29
(84)
22.2
(72)
16.5
(61.7)
10.5
(50.9)
33
(91)
Average high °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−5
(23)
0.4
(32.7)
5.8
(42.4)
13
(55)
19.2
(66.6)
22.6
(72.7)
21.8
(71.2)
16.6
(61.9)
10.3
(50.5)
3.8
(38.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
8.3
(46.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−10
(14)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.6
(34.9)
8.1
(46.6)
14
(57)
17.6
(63.7)
17.2
(63)
12
(54)
6
(43)
0.3
(32.5)
−7.3
(18.9)
3.7
(38.7)
Average low °C (°F) −16.1
(3)
−15
(5)
−9
(16)
−2.6
(27.3)
3.1
(37.6)
8.8
(47.8)
12.6
(54.7)
12.5
(54.5)
7.3
(45.1)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−11.6
(11.1)
−1
(30)
Record low °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−29
(−20)
−25
(−13)
−17
(1)
−6.1
(21)
−2.5
(27.5)
5
(41)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−9.4
(15.1)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−27
(−17)
−31.5
(−24.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 89.5
(3.524)
56.5
(2.224)
80.8
(3.181)
83.5
(3.287)
96.1
(3.783)
99.2
(3.906)
97.8
(3.85)
108.2
(4.26)
88.4
(3.48)
105.5
(4.154)
91.3
(3.594)
99.5
(3.917)
1,096.2
(43.157)
Source: Environment Canada[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Carlisle (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "New Carlisle". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "New Carlisle census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 July 2010
  5. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  6. ^ Beeby, Dean (1995). Cargo of lies : the true story of a Nazi double-agent in Canada. Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 3–5. ISBN 0-8020-0731-7. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  9. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  10. ^ "New Carlisle community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-29.