Palmarolle

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Palmarolle
Municipality
Palmarolle QC.JPG
Location within Abitibi-Ouest RCM.
Location within Abitibi-Ouest RCM.
Palmarolle is located in Western Quebec
Palmarolle

Palmarolle
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°40′N 79°12′W / 48.667°N 79.200°W / 48.667; -79.200Coordinates: 48°40′N 79°12′W / 48.667°N 79.200°W / 48.667; -79.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Abitibi-Ouest
Settled 1911
Constituted April 14, 1930
Government[2]
 • Mayor Marcel Caron
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Abitibi-Ouest
Area[2][3]
 • Total 134.10 km2 (51.78 sq mi)
 • Land 117.40 km2 (45.33 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,465
 • Density 12.5/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.8%
 • Dwellings 642
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 3C0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 390
Route 393
Website www.palmarolle.ao.ca

Palmarolle is a municipality in northwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality. It covers 118.36 km² and had a population of 1,465 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It is considered to have the best agricultural land of the entire Abitibi region.[1]

History[edit]

The area began to be colonized in 1911 when the township was surveyed. The completion of the National Transcontinental Railway at La Sarre and Macamic led to further waves of development with the arrival of new settlers in 1916, 1918, and 1929. Following the pattern of other places in the Abitibi, the settlement was named after a historic military figure, François-Charles Bertrand de Palmarole or Palmarolle (1714 ‑ 1760), lieutenant of the La Sarre Regiment and Knight of the Order of Saint Louis. In 1921, the parish was formed and in 1930, the place was incorporated as a municipality.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1465 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.8%)
  • Population in 2006: 1453
  • Population in 2001: 1527
  • Population in 1996: 1561
  • Population in 1991: 1571

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 569 (total dwellings: 642)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Municipal council[edit]

  • Mayor: Marcel Caron
  • Councillors: Carolle Hamel, Louisa Gobeil, Ghislain Godbout, Sylvie Hénault-Marcil, Gino Cameron, Jean-Marie Depont

Notable natives of Palmarolle[edit]

  • Henri Tousignant (born August 20, 1937), a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Rogatien Vachon (born September 8, 1945), a professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Palmarolle (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Palmarolle". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Palmarolle census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Palmarolle community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-06.