Saint-Siméon, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec

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Saint-Siméon
Municipality
Saint-Siméon Village.JPG
Location within Charlevoix-Est RCM.
Location within Charlevoix-Est RCM.
Saint-Siméon is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Siméon
Saint-Siméon
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°50′N 69°53′W / 47.833°N 69.883°W / 47.833; -69.883Coordinates: 47°50′N 69°53′W / 47.833°N 69.883°W / 47.833; -69.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Charlevoix-Est
Constituted April 25, 2001
Government[2]
 • Mayor Sylvain Tremblay
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 412.30 km2 (159.19 sq mi)
 • Land 283.92 km2 (109.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,300
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 4.4%
 • Dwellings 702
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0T 1X0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 138
Route 170
Website www.saintsimeon.ca

Saint-Siméon is a municipality in the Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1869, it was named after Saint Simeon of Jerusalem.

Its population centres include Saint-Siméon, Baie-des-Rochers, Port-au-Persil, and Port-aux-Quilles, all located along Route 138.

History[edit]

The municipality was first formed as a parish municipality in 1869 when it separated from Saint-Fidèle-de-Mont-Murray (now part of La Malbaie). Its post office opened in 1882. In 1911, the main village itself separated from the parish municipality and was incorporated as the Village Municipality of Saint-Siméon. In 2001, both municipal entities were rejoined as the new Municipality of Saint-Siméon.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1300 (2006 to 2011 population change: -4.4 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1360
  • Population total in 2001: 1452
    • Saint-Siméon (parish): 468
    • Saint-Siméon (village): 984
  • Population in 1996:
    • Saint-Siméon (parish): 477
    • Saint-Siméon (village): 1012
  • Population in 1991:
    • Saint-Siméon (parish): 519
    • Saint-Siméon (village): 1020

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 551 (total dwellings: 702)

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%
Chapel of Port-au-Persil on the Saint Lawrence River. It was built in 1893 by Scottish immigrant Neil McLaren who also founded the village of Port-au-Pesil that today counts about a 100 people.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saint-Siméon (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Siméon
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Siméon
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census