Saint-Anicet

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Saint-Anicet
Municipality
Coucher De Soleil St-Anicet Été 2003.JPG
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Saint-Anicet is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Anicet
Saint-Anicet
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°07′N 74°21′W / 45.117°N 74.350°W / 45.117; -74.350Coordinates: 45°07′N 74°21′W / 45.117°N 74.350°W / 45.117; -74.350[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Alain Castagner
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 180.20 km2 (69.58 sq mi)
 • Land 135.16 km2 (52.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,523
 • Density 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.1%
 • Dwellings 1,965
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1M0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 132
Website www.municipalite-
saint-anicet.qc.ca

Saint-Anicet is a municipality in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie administrative region of Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,523.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Anicet is located in the southwestern Montérégie region of Quebec, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Anicet, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 2,215 —    
1996 2,549 +15.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 2,630 +3.2%
2006 2,717 +3.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 2,523 −7.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue Language - Saint-Anicet, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
2,525
2,040 Decrease 9.3% 80.79% 395 Increase 27.4% 15.64% 40 Decrease 11.1% 1.58% 50 Decrease 54.5% 1.98%
2006
2,715
2,250 Increase 9.2% 82.87% 310 Decrease 12.7% 11.42% 45 Decrease 43.8% 1.66% 110 Increase 15.8% 4.05%
2001
2,590
2,060 Increase 2.7% 79.54% 355 Decrease 21.1% 13.71% 80 Increase 166.7% 3.09% 95 Increase 171.4% 3.67%
1996
2,520
2,005 n/a 79.56% 450 n/a 17.86% 30 n/a 1.19% 35 n/a 1.39%

Historic site and museum[edit]

Droulers Tsiionhiakwatha

In the south of Saint-Anicet the Tsiionhiakwatha/Droulers archaeological site interpretation center was opened on May 15, 2010. It is where the most important Iroquoian village in Quebec lies. Circa 1450, approximately 500 St.Lawrence Iroquoians established a village near the La Guerre River.[8]

Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha was designated a Site du patrimoine constitué under provincial legislation in 2005,[9] and a National Historic Site of Canada in 2007.[10]

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]

  • Virtual Museum of Canada, The St. Lawrence Iroquoians — virtual exhibit about the St. Lawrence Iroquoian people, based on the archaeological excavations at the Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha site.

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