Abitibi Regional County Municipality

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Abitibi
Regional county municipality
Location of Abitibi
Coordinates: 48°34′N 78°00′W / 48.567°N 78.000°W / 48.567; -78.000Coordinates: 48°34′N 78°00′W / 48.567°N 78.000°W / 48.567; -78.000[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Effective January 1, 1983
County seat Amos
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Jacques Riopel
Area[2][3]
 • Total 7,862.70 km2 (3,035.81 sq mi)
 • Land 7,677.01 km2 (2,964.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 24,354
 • Density 3.2/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.3%
 • Dwellings 11,109
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819
Website www.mrcabitibi.qc.ca

Abitibi Regional County Municipality is a regional county municipality in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec. The seat is Amos.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 19 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (1)
Municipalities (12)
Townships (3)
Parishes (1)
Unorganized Territory (2)

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Abitibi Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 25,334 —    
1996 25,280 −0.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 24,613 −2.6%
2006 24,275 −1.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 24,354 +0.3%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Abitibi 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
24,020
23,360 Increase 0.8% 97.25% 215 Decrease 37.7% 0.90% 70 Increase 366.7% 0.29% 375 Decrease 2.6% 1.56%
2006
23,915
23,170 Decrease 1.9% 96.88% 345 Increase 53.3% 1.44% 15 Decrease 75.0% 0.07% 385 Increase 4.1% 1.61%
2001
24,275
23,620 Decrease 3.3% 97.30% 225 Decrease 8.2% 0.93% 60 Increase 20.0% 0.25% 370 Increase 15.6% 1.52%
1996
25,050
24,435 n/a 97.54% 245 n/a 0.98% 50 n/a 0.20% 320 n/a 1.28%

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]

Protected areas[edit]

Attractions and other areas[edit]

  • Alphonse-Normadin Covered Bridge [1950] (Saint-Dominique-du-Rosaire)
  • Amos Airport (Trecesson)
  • Exposition de la Maison de la culture Centre (Amos)
  • Garde Dispensary (La Corne)
  • Grazie Gadens (La Motte)
  • l'Arche-de-Noe Covered Bridge [1937] (Rochebaucourt)
  • l'Harricana Ferme d'autruches Slope (Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana)
  • l'Original Covered Bridge [1942] (Rochebaucourt)
  • Mont-Video (Barraute)
  • Pageau Refuge (Amos)
  • Poste Museum (Saint-Marc-de-Figuery)

See also[edit]

References[edit]