Port-Daniel–Gascons

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Port-Daniel–Gascons
Municipality
Harbour at Port-Daniel–Gascons
Harbour at Port-Daniel–Gascons
Location within Le Rocher-Percé RCM.
Location within Le Rocher-Percé RCM.
Port-Daniel–Gascons is located in Eastern Quebec
Port-Daniel–Gascons
Port-Daniel–Gascons
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°11′N 64°58′W / 48.183°N 64.967°W / 48.183; -64.967Coordinates: 48°11′N 64°58′W / 48.183°N 64.967°W / 48.183; -64.967[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Le Rocher-Percé
Constituted January 17, 2001
Government[2]
 • Mayor Maurice Anglehart
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 332.00 km2 (128.19 sq mi)
 • Land 302.69 km2 (116.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,453
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 5.1%
 • Dwellings 1,173
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 2N0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.port-daniel-gascons.ca

Port-Daniel–Gascons is a municipality in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada.

The municipality includes the communities of Clemville, Gascons, Gascons-Est, Gascons-Ouest, Marcil, and Port-Daniel. It was formed on January 17, 2001, through the merger of the Municipality of Port-Daniel and the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Port-Daniel–Gascons, Quebec[5]
Year Pop. ±%
1991P 3,089 —    
1996P 3,036 −1.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2001P 2,685 −11.6%
2006 2,586 −3.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 2,453 −5.1%
(P) pre-merger combined totals for municipality of Port-Daniel and the parish municipality of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Port-Daniel–Gascons, Quebec[5]
1996-2001 pre-merger combined totals for municipality of Port-Daniel and parish of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons.
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
2,445
2,095 Decrease 3.7% 85.68% 335 Decrease 10.7% 13.70% 15 Increase 50.0% 0.61% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00%
2006
2,580
2,175 Decrease 4.4% 84.30% 375 Increase 1.4% 14.53% 10 Decrease 66.7% 0.39% 20 Increase n/a% 0.78%
2001
2,675
2,275 Decrease 13.7% 85.05% 370 Increase 4.2% 13.83% 30 Steady 0.0% 1.12% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
3,020
2,635 n/a 87.25% 355 n/a 11.75% 30 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.99%
Train station in Port Daniel

Traffic connections[edit]

Port Daniel is no longer easily accessible by train due to track closures until local bridges are prepared although the train station is close to the city hall.

Notable natives[edit]

City Hall in Port-Daniel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 366565 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "Port-Daniel–Gascons". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "Port-Daniel--Gascons census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census