Caniapiscau Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location of Caniapiscau
Coordinates: 52°47′N 67°05′W / 52.783°N 67.083°W / 52.783; -67.083Coordinates: 52°47′N 67°05′W / 52.783°N 67.083°W / 52.783; -67.083[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Côte-Nord
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Fermont
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Mme Lise Pelletier
 • Total 79,253.60 km2 (30,599.99 sq mi)
 • Land 70,389.38 km2 (27,177.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3][4]
 • Total 4,260
 • Density 0.06/km2 (0.2/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.9%
 • Dwellings 1,953
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581

Caniapiscau is a regional county municipality in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Fermont.

The census groups Caniapiscau RCM with neighbouring Sept-Rivières into the single census division of Sept-Rivières—Caniapiscau. In the Canada 2011 Census, the combined population was 39,500. The population of Caniapiscau RCM itself was 4260,[4] about two-thirds of whom live in its largest city of Fermont.


There are 6 subdivisions and 3 native reserves within the RCM:[2]


  • Land area: 70,389.37 km²
  • Population: 4,260


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Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

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