Normandin, Quebec

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Normandin
City
Vue aérienne ville de normandin.jpg
Location of Normandin
Normandin is located in Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Normandin
Normandin
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°50′N 72°32′W / 48.833°N 72.533°W / 48.833; -72.533Coordinates: 48°50′N 72°32′W / 48.833°N 72.533°W / 48.833; -72.533[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Maria-Chapdelaine
Settled 1878
Constituted March 10, 1979
Government[2]
 • Mayor Lucien Guillemette
 • Federal riding Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Roberval
Area[2][3]
 • Total 216.20 km2 (83.48 sq mi)
 • Land 212.24 km2 (81.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,137
 • Density 14.8/km2 (38/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 2.6%
 • Dwellings 1,414
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G8M 4R9
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.ville.normandin.qc.ca

Normandin is a city located on the west side of Lac Saint-Jean in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Normandin is name after the surveyor Joseph-Laurent Normandin. Its history of European-Canadian settlement began in 1878 when the first pioneers arrived. Alphonse Laliberté was elected as Normandin's first mayor in 1890. In 1926, the village was set up as a municipality distinct from the township; the notary J.S.N. Turcotte occupied the function of first magistrate.

The city is the birthplace of radio talk show psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux. It is also the hometown (though not birthplace) of André Dédé Fortin, the late lead singer of Les Colocs.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 3137 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.6 %)
  • Population in 2006: 3220
  • Population in 2001: 3524
  • Population in 1996: 3873
  • Population in 1991: 3957

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1368 (total dwellings: 1414)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 92753 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Normandin
  3. ^ a b "Normandin census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Normandin community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Normandin at Wikimedia Commons