Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality

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Témiscamingue
Regional county municipality
Location of Témiscamingue
Coordinates: 47°33′N 79°14′W / 47.550°N 79.233°W / 47.550; -79.233Coordinates: 47°33′N 79°14′W / 47.550°N 79.233°W / 47.550; -79.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Effective April 15, 1981
County seat Ville-Marie
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Arnaud Warolin
Area[2][3]
 • Total 19,154.10 km2 (7,395.44 sq mi)
 • Land 16,419.63 km2 (6,339.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 16,425
 • Density 1.0/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.3%
 • Dwellings 8,494
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrc
temiscamingue.qc.ca
Eudialytic metasyenite, Temiscamingue County near the Kipawa River

Témiscamingue is a regional county municipality in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of western Quebec, Canada. The county seat is Ville-Marie.

Though Témiscamingue borders Pontiac Regional County Municipality to the south, it is not possible to travel between the two within Quebec without taking a major detour north towards Quebec Route 117. The shorter route is to cross into Ontario at Notre-Dame-du-Nord or Témiscaming and travel south on Highway 11, then east on Highway 17, before crossing back at Fort-Coulonge.

Subdivisions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 17,381 —    
1996 18,027 +3.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 17,504 −2.9%
2006 16,985 −3.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 16,425 −3.3%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
16,270
13,800 Decrease 2.3% 84.82% 2,165 Decrease 0.2% 13.31% 135 Increase 68.8% 0.83% 170 Decrease 58.0% 1.04%
2006
16,775
14,120 Decrease 4.6% 84.17% 2,170 Increase 2.1% 12.94% 80 Decrease 38.5% 0.48% 405 Increase 72.3% 2.41%
2001
17,285
14,795 Decrease 1.6% 85.59% 2,125 Decrease 14.1% 12.29% 130 Decrease 27.8% 0.75% 235 Increase 67.9% 1.36%
1996
17,825
15,030 n/a 84.32% 2,475 n/a 13.88% 180 n/a 1.01% 140 n/a 0.79%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

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