Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans

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Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Municipality
Église Saint-François (Île d'Orléans).jpg
Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is located in Central Quebec
Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°00′N 70°49′W / 47.000°N 70.817°W / 47.000; -70.817Coordinates: 47°00′N 70°49′W / 47.000°N 70.817°W / 47.000; -70.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM L'Île-d'Orléans
Settled 1670s
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Lina Labbé
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 102.80 km2 (39.69 sq mi)
 • Land 29.21 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 527
 • Density 18.0/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 8.0%
 • Dwellings 359
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 3S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 368
Website www.msfio.ca

Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is a municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, part of the L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality. The village is situated on the north-eastern tip of Orléans Island, and the municipality also includes the Madame and Ruau Islands, part of the Montmagny Archipelago.

Prior to December 20, 2003 it was known simply as Saint-François.[4]

History[edit]

The Parish of Saint-François-de-Sales was founded in 1679, named after Francis de Sales (1567-1622)and calling to mind Francois Berthelot, Comte de Jouy and de Saint-Laurent, representative of Paris in parliament and Seigneur of Île d'Orléans (1675) at the time the parish was established. It was also known as just Saint-François, and maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries would show either one or the other form. In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-François-Isle-d'Orléans was formed, but abolished in 1847 when it became part of the County Municipality. In 1852, the local post office opened. In 1855, the parish municipality was reestablished.[1]

In 2003, the Parish Municipality of Saint-François became the Municipality of Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 493 —    
1996 484 −1.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 489 +1.0%
2006 573 +17.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 527 −8.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
530
505 Decrease 8.2% 95.28% 15 Steady 0.0% 2.83% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 10 Steady 0.0% 1.89%
2006
575
550 Increase 12.2% 95.65% 15 Increase n/a% 2.61% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 10 Increase n/a% 1.74%
2001
490
490 Steady 0.0% 100.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
490
490 n/a 100.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 20005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans census profile
  4. ^ http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf/Moddec03.pdf
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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