Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

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Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
City
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Location within Témiscouata RCM.
Location within Témiscouata RCM.
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is located in Eastern Quebec
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°41′N 68°53′W / 47.683°N 68.883°W / 47.683; -68.883Coordinates: 47°41′N 68°53′W / 47.683°N 68.883°W / 47.683; -68.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM Témiscouata
Constituted May 5, 2010
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gilles Garon
 • Federal riding Rimouski-Neigette—
Témiscouata—Les Basques
 • Prov. riding Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata
Area[2][3]
 • Total 245.60 km2 (94.83 sq mi)
 • Land 218.32 km2 (84.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 5,096
 • Density 23.3/km2 (60/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.1%
 • Dwellings 2,621
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0L 1E0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-85 / TCH

Route 185 / TCH
Route 232
Website www.temiscouatasurlelac.ca

Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is a municipality in Québec situated in the MRC of Témiscouata in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.[2] The city was created on May 5, 2010 from the mergers of the city of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac.[4] The new city was called Cabano–Notre-Dame-du-Lac until November 13, 2010.[5]

This region is part of traditional Maliseet territory.

Geography[edit]

Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated on the south side of the Saint Lawrence River, at about 260 km from Québec City, and 470 km west of Gaspé. The cities of importance close to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac are Rivière-du-Loup, at 60 km to the north-west, Trois-Pistoles at 65 km to the north, Rimouski at 110 km north-east, and Edmundston in New Brunswick, at 60 km to the south-west. Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated at 40 km to the north-west of the border with New Brunswick on Route 185.

The city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is composed of two sectors: Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac. There are also two small communities as well: Rivière-Creuse and Route-du-Sault.

Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated on Lake Témiscouata which extends for 45 km. It is the second lake of importance on the Saint Lawrence River.

History[edit]

On May 5, 2010, the cities of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac merged to form the city of Cabano–Notre-Dame-du-Lac, which was later named Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. The name was approved by more than 60% of the population during a referendum on June 20, 2010, and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs.[6][7] The mayors of the cities of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac shared the role of mayor until June 10, 2010 when Gilles Garon was elected new mayor of the city.

Known Personality[edit]

Paul Triquet is a well known recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest honour for serving in the armies of the Commonwealth, native of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac.

Tourism[edit]

Fort Ingall is a museum which is a reconstruction of the British fort built during the 19th century

Lake Témiscouata is an ideal location for all kinds of nautical activities including fishing.

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