Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec

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Sainte-Pétronille
Village municipality
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Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
Sainte-Pétronille is located in Central Quebec
Sainte-Pétronille
Sainte-Pétronille
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°51′N 71°08′W / 46.850°N 71.133°W / 46.850; -71.133Coordinates: 46°51′N 71°08′W / 46.850°N 71.133°W / 46.850; -71.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM L'Île-d'Orléans
Constituted January 1, 1874
Named for Saint Petronilla[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Harold Noël
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 4.30 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
 • Land 4.58 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,041
 • Density 227.2/km2 (588/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 1.8%
 • Dwellings 495
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 4C0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 368
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Sainte-Pétronille is a village municipality in the L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the south-western tip of Orléans Island, facing Quebec City.

Former notable residents include the Boswell family, who owned the Boswell Brewery in Quebec City from 1843 to 1952, and painter Horatio Walker, whose workshop remains.

History[edit]

In 1651, Jesuit missionaries came to the island and established a mission for Huron Indians who were displaced by attacking Iroquois. In 1759, General James Wolfe installed his headquarters there to monitor Quebec City and the two river channels of the Saint Lawrence River. After his victory at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the area became inhabited by well-to-do English colonists who were attracted by its romantic landscapes and its renowned microclimate. Consequently the cottage-style houses and garden landscaping gave the place a decidedly English character.[1][4]

Since the topography was not well-suited for agriculture, the place became a fashionable summer resort by the mid 19th century. Hundreds of daytrippers would travel to Sainte-Pétronille by ferry for a Sunday stroll. In 1868, it became home to North America's first golf course, a three-hole course.[1][4]

The religious parish of Sainte-Pétronille de Beaulieu was formed in 1870, named after Saint Petronilla (a Roman martyr of the first century), and honouring Jacques Gourdeau, sieur de Beaulieu et de la Grossardière, feudal lord of the area in the mid-17th century. The post office opened a year later under the name Beaulieu. In 1874, the Village Municipality of Beaulieu was established by separating from Saint-Pierre, becoming the youngest of the 6 municipalities on Orleans Island.[1]

Since the village itself was almost exclusively called Sainte-Pétronille in common use, the municipality was renamed to its current name in 1980. The post office followed suit in 1991.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,128 —    
1996 1,090 −3.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,038 −4.8%
2006 1,060 +2.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,041 −1.8%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,040
1,020 Increase 1.5% 98.08% 10 Decrease 66.7% 0.96% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 10 Decrease 60.0% 0.96%
2006
1,060
1,005 Decrease 2.4% 94.81% 30 Increase n/a% 2.83% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 25 Increase 150.0% 2.36%
2001
1,040
1,030 Decrease 2.4% 99.04% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 10 Decrease 50.0% 0.96%
1996
1,090
1,055 n/a 96.79% 15 n/a 1.38% 0 n/a 0.00% 20 n/a 1.83%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sainte-Pétronille (Municipalité de village)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 20030 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Pétronille census profile
  4. ^ a b "Sainte-Pétronille". Île d'Orléans Tourism. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  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

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