Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges

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Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges
Municipality
Location within La Côte-de-Beaupré RCM.
Location within La Côte-de-Beaupré RCM.
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°07′N 70°51′W / 47.117°N 70.850°W / 47.117; -70.850Coordinates: 47°07′N 70°51′W / 47.117°N 70.850°W / 47.117; -70.850[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM La Côte-de-Beaupré
Settled 1728
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Germain Tremblay
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 84.60 km2 (32.66 sq mi)
 • Land 83.26 km2 (32.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,964
 • Density 35.6/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 16.4%
 • Dwellings 2,145
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 3R0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 360
Website www.saintferreol
lesneiges.qc.ca

Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges is a municipality in Quebec, Canada. It is establish near the headquarters of Bash Production.[4]

History[edit]

First explored in 1693 by Louis Soumande (1652-1706) during a hunting expedition, the first settlers came in 1728 when some families were invited to settle there at the invitation of the area's seigneurial lords, also the leaders of the Seminary of Quebec. In 1801, the Parish of Saint-Ferréol was formed out of the parishes of Saint-Joachim and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, named after Jean Lyon de Saint-Ferréol (1692-1744), vicar to the Bishop of Quebec.[1]

In 1845, the municipality was first founded, abolished in 1847, and reestablished in 1855 as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Féréol. In 1969, it changed status and was renamed to Municipality of Saint-Feréol-les-Neiges. Les-Neiges (French for "snow") was added to highlight the good snow conditions of nearby Mont-Sainte-Anne and the resulting prosperity. In 1978, the spelling of its name was corrected by adding the extra "r".[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 2964 (2006 to 2011 population change: 16.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 2546 (2001 to 2006 population change: 26.4%)
  • Population in 2001: 2014
  • Population in 1996: 2219
  • Population in 1991: 1995

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,335 (total dwellings: 2,145)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.3%
  • French as first language: 97.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.4%
  • Other as first language: 0.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges census profile
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census