Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues

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Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues
Parish municipality
Location within La Matapédia RCM.
Location within La Matapédia RCM.
Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues
Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°04′N 70°33′W / 47.067°N 70.550°W / 47.067; -70.550Coordinates: 47°04′N 70°33′W / 47.067°N 70.550°W / 47.067; -70.550[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM Montmagny
Constituted January 1, 1860
Government[2]
 • Mayor Frédéric Poulin
 • Federal riding Montmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-
du-Loup
 • Prov. riding Côte-du-Sud
Area[2][3]
 • Total 24.10 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
 • Land 24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 146
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 10.4%
 • Dwellings 115
Time zone EST
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
Postal code(s) G0R 1P0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways No major routes
Website www.isle-aux-grues.com

Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues is a parish municipality in Quebec, in the Montmagny Regional County Municipality in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches. It is known for bird-watching, goose-hunting and cheeses.

Transportation[edit]

L'Isle-aux-Grues has a small airstrip, which provides the only access to the island during the winter, with Air Montmagny the main airline. A ferry operates during the summer months.[4]

Education[edit]

Children from Isle-aux-Grues attend school in Montmagny, Quebec, travelling by plane each day.[4]

2010 plane crash[edit]

On May 19, 2010 at about 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, a Cessna 172 airplane carrying four people crashed on Isle-aux-Grues, killing three people.[4]

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