Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans

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Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Municipality
St-Laurent-Ile-Orleans QC.JPG
Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°52′N 71°01′W / 46.867°N 71.017°W / 46.867; -71.017Coordinates: 46°52′N 71°01′W / 46.867°N 71.017°W / 46.867; -71.017[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM L'Île-d'Orléans
Settled c. 1660
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Yves Coulombe
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 35.00 km2 (13.51 sq mi)
 • Land 35.72 km2 (13.79 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,580
 • Density 44.2/km2 (114/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 1.3%
 • Dwellings 816
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 3Z0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 368
Website www.stlaurentio.com

Saint-Laurent-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. It is situated on the south side of Orléans Island. Prior to June 6, 1998 it was known simply as Saint-Laurent.

Saint-Laurent has been twinned with Tourouvre in France since 1982.

History[edit]

The area began to be colonized around 1660. In 1679, the local parish was founded, initially named Saint-Paul. In 1695, the church was built at Sèche Point. At the request of François Berthelot, Advisor to the King and Count of Saint-Laurent, the parish was renamed to Saint-Laurent in 1698, in order to avoid confusion caused by the frequent practise of twinning the names Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul at the time. The place was also known as L'Arbre-Sec, possibly a reference to a withered tree in the western part of the Seigneury.[1]

In 1722, the civil parish is established. In 1845, the Municipality of Saint-Laurent de l'Isle d'Orleans was formed but abolished in 1847 when it became part of the County Municipality. In 1852, its post office opened. In 1855, it was reestablised as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Laurent.[1]

In the 19th century, Saint-Laurent gained a maritime character due to the many fishermen and boatsmen. Moreover, some 15 shipyards were building up to 400 rowboats, coasters, and schooners a year. From 1905 to 1967, the wharf of Saint-Laurent Limitée was active and was responsible for the construction of many of the boats used by the people of Saint-Laurent.[1][4]

In 1998, the municipality changed statutes and its name, becoming the Municipality of Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,551 —    
1996 1,576 +1.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,617 +2.6%
2006 1,601 −1.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,580 −1.3%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Laurent-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
1,580
1,545 Decrease 1.3% 97.78% 20 Increase 33.3% 1.27% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 15 Increase n/a% 0.95%
2006
1,580
1,565 Decrease 1.3% 99.05% 15 Decrease 25.0% 0.95% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
1,605
1,585 Increase 1.2% 98.75% 20 Increase 33.3% 1.25% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00%
1996
1,570
1,545 n/a 98.41% 15 n/a 0.95% 0 n/a 0.00% 10 n/a 0.64%

Tourism and attractions[edit]

Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent

Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is part of the Historic District of Île-d'Orléans, and has many classified or recognized monuments. Besides the village boutiques, shops, and art galleries, the main attraction is the Saint-Laurent Maritime Park (Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent). This park preserves the maritime heritage, featuring exhibits and guided tours at the former Saint-Laurent Ltd. shipyard.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 20020 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans census profile
  4. ^ Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent
  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
  8. ^ "Sainte-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans". Île d'Orléans Tourism. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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