Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier

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Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Municipality
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°56′N 71°28′W / 46.933°N 71.467°W / 46.933; -71.467Coordinates: 46°56′N 71°28′W / 46.933°N 71.467°W / 46.933; -71.467[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM La Jacques-Cartier
Settled 1816
Constituted October 5, 1985
Government[2]
 • Mayor Brent Montgomery
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding La Peltrie
Area[2][3]
 • Total 446.50 km2 (172.39 sq mi)
 • Land 435.44 km2 (168.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,933
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.7%
 • Dwellings 1,150
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 4S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-573

Route 369
Route 371
Website www.saint-gabriel-
de-valcartier.ca

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier is a municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, located in the Jacques-Cartier River valley. It is home to the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier since World War I.

History[edit]

In 1647, Robert Giffard de Moncel was granted the Saint-Gabriel seignory that became property of the Jesuits in 1667 and Crown property in 1800. Around 1816, John Neilson (1776-1848), together with Andrew Stuart and Louis Moquin, Quebec lawyers, obtained some 50 concessions in the Saint-Gabriel seignory. This marked the start of the Val-Cartier settlement that was intended to receive Irish and Scottish colonizers.[1]

In 1832, the Parish of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier was formed when it was detached from Sainte-Catherine(-de-la-Jacques-Cartier) and Charlesbourg. In 1845, the Municipality of Valcartier was created in 1845 but abolished in 1847. The Parish Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier was officially established in 1855, then divided in 1862 into two municipalities: Saint-Gabriel-Ouest and Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.[1]

In 1985, Saint-Gabriel-Ouest and Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier were merged again to form the current municipality.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec[4]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 2,754 —    
1996 2,204 −20.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 2,256 +2.4%
2006 2,827 +25.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 2,933 +3.7%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,003 (total dwellings: 1,150)

List of mayors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External links[edit]

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