Bouchette

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Bouchette
Municipality
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Bouchette is located in Western Quebec
Bouchette
Bouchette
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°13′N 75°58′W / 46.217°N 75.967°W / 46.217; -75.967Coordinates: 46°13′N 75°58′W / 46.217°N 75.967°W / 46.217; -75.967[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Constituted March 22, 1980
Government[2]
 • Mayor Réjean Major
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Gatineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 143.30 km2 (55.33 sq mi)
 • Land 122.48 km2 (47.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 786
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Increase 9.5%
 • Dwellings 707
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0X 1E0
Area code(s) 819
Website www.bouchette.ca

Bouchette is a municipality in the geographic centre of the La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Gatineau. Its territory is along both shores of the Gatineau River and the western shores of Thirty-One Mile Lake.

Agriculture is an important economic activity, along with outdoor tourism. It has less than 800 residents but approximately 1075 cottage owners.[4]

There is a variety of services in Bouchette: school, post office, municipal services, grocery and hardware stores, restaurants, accommodation, construction contractors, camping.[4]

History[edit]

The Bouchette Township was proclaimed in 1858 and the Township Municipality was formed in 1872. It was named in honour of Surveyor General of Lower Canada Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841).[5]

The township of Cameron between the Gatineau River and Thirty-One Mile Lake was proclaimed in 1854 and named in honour of Canadian businessman and politician Malcolm Cameron.[5]

In 1980, the townships of Bouchette and Cameron merged, forming the new Municipality of Bouchette.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 786 (2006 to 2011 population change: 9.5%)
  • Population in 2006: 718
  • Population in 2001: 701
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: 2.4%
  • Population in 1996: 722
  • Population in 1991: 688

Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 348

Languages:

  • French as first language: 81%
  • English as first language: 19%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 94939 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 83050 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2483050) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Bouchette" (in French). MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Bouchette (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census