Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec

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Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Parish municipality
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°16′N 73°23′W / 46.267°N 73.383°W / 46.267; -73.383Coordinates: 46°16′N 73°23′W / 46.267°N 73.383°W / 46.267; -73.383[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM D'Autray
Settled 1825
Constituted June 30, 1864
Government[2]
 • Mayor Roch Desrosiers
 • Federal riding Berthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. riding Berthier
Area[2][3]
 • Total 100.40 km2 (38.76 sq mi)
 • Land 99.91 km2 (38.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,679
 • Density 26.8/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 4.3%
 • Dwellings 1,598
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0K 2N0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 347
Route 348

Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon is a parish municipality in the D'Autray Regional County Municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

The first settlers, mostly Irish and Scottish Loyalists, came around 1825 to the shores of Lake Maskinongé, where they formed a community that was known as Lake Maskinongé Settlement by 1827, and later as the Mission of Lac-Maskinongé. In 1837, the name Saint-Gabriel-du-Lac-Maskinongé came in use but was changed to Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in 1840. This name refers to the angel Gabriel and the geographic township of Brandon that was proclaimed in 1827 and in which it is located.[1]

In 1851, the Parish of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon was founded and the post office opened that same year. In 1855, the parish municipality was established with the same name.[1]

In 1892, the main settlement on Lake Maskinongé separated from the parish municipality and became the Village Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (now known as the Town of Saint-Gabriel).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 2679 (2006 to 2011 population change: -4.3 %)
  • Population in 2006: 2800
  • Population in 2001: 2590
  • Population in 1996: 2608
  • Population in 1991: 2161

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1181 (total dwellings: 1598)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.9%
  • French as first language: 97.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 0.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52085 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon census profile
  4. ^ "Saint-Gabriel (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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