Rivière-Héva, Quebec

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Rivière-Héva
Municipality
Riviere-Heva QC.JPG
Location within La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM.
Location within La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM.
Rivière-Héva is located in Western Quebec
Rivière-Héva
Rivière-Héva
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°14′N 78°13′W / 48.233°N 78.217°W / 48.233; -78.217Coordinates: 48°14′N 78°13′W / 48.233°N 78.217°W / 48.233; -78.217[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM La Vallée-de-l'Or
Settled 1935
Constituted January 1, 1982
Government[2]
 • Mayor Réjean Guay
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Baie-James—
Nunavik—Eeyou
 • Prov. riding Abitibi-Est
Area[2][3]
 • Total 489.50 km2 (189.00 sq mi)
 • Land 425.33 km2 (164.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,433
 • Density 3.4/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 15.7%
 • Dwellings 656
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Y 2H0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 109
Route 117 (TCH)

Rivière-Héva is a municipality in northwestern Quebec, Canada in the MRC de La Vallée-de-l'Or. It is named after the Héva River that flows through the municipality.

History[edit]

In 1935 as part of the Vautrin Settlement Plan, the place was colonized, originally called Aux Quatre-Coins (French for "At Four Corners"). In 1981, it was incorporated as a municipality.[1]

On August 29, 2009, Rivière-Héva was greatly enlarged when it absorbed the Unorganized Territory of Lac-Fouillac and the western portion of the Unorganized Territory of Lac-Granet.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2006:
    • Rivière-Héva: 1056 (2001 to 2006 population change: -5.6 %)
    • Lac-Fouillac: 91
  • Population in 2001:
    • Rivière-Héva: 1119
    • Lac-Fouillac: 77
  • Population in 1996:
    • Rivière-Héva: 1096
    • Lac-Fouillac: 174
  • Population in 1991:
    • Rivière-Héva: 1043
    • Lac-Fouillac: 168

Mother tongue:[6]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rivière-Héva (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Rivière-Héva". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Rivière-Héva census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ Institut de la statistique du Québec, Modifications aux municipalités du Québec Août 2009, Québec, ISSN 0843-8250
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Rivière-Héva community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-12.