Sagard, Quebec

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Sagard
Unorganized territory
Location within Charlevoix-Est RCM.
Location within Charlevoix-Est RCM.
Sagard is located in Central Quebec
Sagard

Sagard
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°02′N 70°04′W / 48.033°N 70.067°W / 48.033; -70.067Coordinates: 48°02′N 70°04′W / 48.033°N 70.067°W / 48.033; -70.067[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Charlevoix-Est
Constituted unspecified
Government[2]
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 211.80 km2 (81.78 sq mi)
 • Land 207.04 km2 (79.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 117
 • Density 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 18.2%
 • Dwellings 64
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 170

Sagard is an unorganized territory and hamlet in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipality. The hamlet of Sagard (48°01′47″N 70°04′02″W / 48.02972°N 70.06722°W / 48.02972; -70.06722) is located on the eastern banks of the Little Saguenay River, along Route 170 between Saint-Siméon and Petit-Saguenay.

History[edit]

The territory and hamlet are named after the geographic township of Sagard, which was proclaimed in 1919 and named in honour of Théodat Sagard, a missionary of the Recollect order who is mainly remembered for his writings on New France and the Hurons.[4]

Geography[edit]

The territory is characterized by a hilly terrain, dotted with many small lakes. Its elevation ranges from 274 meters (899 ft) at Lake David in the north-east, to 640 meters (2,100 ft) at the summit of Mount Chicot.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Sagard, Quebec[5]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 223 —    
1996 165 −26.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 160 −3.0%
2006 143 −10.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 117 −18.2%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 50 (total dwellings: 64)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 149770 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: Sagard
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sagard census profile
  4. ^ a b "Sagard (canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census