Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec

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Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Municipality
Motto: Crois dans la joie
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne is located in Central Quebec
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°58′W / 46.817°N 71.967°W / 46.817; -71.967Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°58′W / 46.817°N 71.967°W / 46.817; -71.967[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Portneuf
Settled c. 1893
Constituted April 10, 1896
Government[2]
 • Mayor Pierre Tourigny
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding Portneuf
Area[2][3]
 • Total 149.50 km2 (57.72 sq mi)
 • Land 143.85 km2 (55.54 sq mi)
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 448
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.0%
 • Dwellings 411
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 1A0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 354
Website www.ste-christine.qc.ca

Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne is a small village in the Portneuf Regional County in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Sainte-Anne River on Route 354, between St-Casimir and St-Raymond.

It is the place where the Canadian-American actor Glenn Ford was born in 1916.

History[edit]

In 1893, the local mission was founded, named after Sainte Christine (born Clara Deschènes) who held a senior position at the Daughters of Charity in Quebec at that time. In 1895, it became a parish by separating from Saint-Raymond, Saint-Basile, and Notre-Dame-de-Portneuf. A year later, it was incorporated as the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Christine and its post office opened.[1]

The town was also frequently called Sainte-Christine-de-l'Auvergne, Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, or Sainte-Christine-de-Portneuf in order to distinguish it from a namesake municipality in the Montérégie region. In 1991, the place officially changed its name to Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 448 (2006 to 2011 population change: -3.0 %)
  • Population in 2006: 462
  • Population in 2001: 330
  • Population in 1996: 337
  • Population in 1991: 314

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 225 (total dwellings: 411)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 97.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 2.2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census