Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec

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Baie-du-Febvre
Baie-du-Febvre, Québec, Canada - panoramio.jpg
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM
Baie-du-Febvre is located in Southern Quebec
Baie-du-Febvre
Baie-du-Febvre
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 46°08′N 72°43′W / 46.13°N 72.72°W / 46.13; -72.72Coordinates: 46°08′N 72°43′W / 46.13°N 72.72°W / 46.13; -72.72[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMNicolet-Yamaska
ConstitutedMarch 26, 1983
Government
 • MayorClaude Biron
 • Federal ridingBas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
 • Prov. ridingNicolet-Bécancour
Area
 • Total173.20 km2 (66.87 sq mi)
 • Land97.41 km2 (37.61 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,010
 • Density10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 5.0%
 • Dwellings
513
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 132
Route 226
Route 259
Websitewww.baie-du-febvre.net

Baie-du-Febvre is a municipality in the Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,010. The municipality lies on the south shore of Lac Saint-Pierre, a section of the Saint Lawrence River.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend: [5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,010 Decrease 5.0%
2006 1,063 Decrease 6.3%
2001 1,135 Decrease 5.1%
1996 1,196 Decrease 3.8%
1991 1,243 N/A

Language[edit]

Mother tongue language (2006)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 1,005 94.81%
English only 0 0.00%
Both English and French 0 0.00%
Other languages 55 5.19%

Economy[edit]

Baie-du-Febvre has its own independent telephone company, the Corporation de Téléphone de la Baie.

Attractions[edit]

Bird watching in Baie-du-Febvre

Baie-du-Febvre, located on the southern shore of Lac Saint-Pierre (a UNESCO biosphere reserve), is well known as a haven for migrating snow geese. Many birdwatching enthusiasts congregate there in spring and fall to observe them. The town takes great pride in this aspect of its natural heritage, and has established an interpretation centre to teach visitors about the geese, their migration and the local biosphere. Apart from a protected area close to the river,[7] Limited hunting of snow geese is permitted.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 137705 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Baie-du-Febvre". Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BAS-RICHELIEU--NICOLET--BÉCANCOUR (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec
  7. ^ Environment Canada: Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). Hunting - Greater Snow Goose, Spring. Baie-du-Febvre Archived 2006-04-12 at the Wayback Machine.

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