Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec

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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
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
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM Nicolet-Yamaska
Constituted March 26, 1983
 • Mayor Claude Biron
 • Federal riding Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
 • Prov. riding Nicolet-Bécancour
 • Total 173.20 km2 (66.87 sq mi)
 • Land 97.41 km2 (37.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,010
 • Density 10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 5.0%
 • Dwellings 513
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0G 1A0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 132
Route 226
Route 259

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.



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


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%


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


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.

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