Clerval, Quebec

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Clerval
Municipality
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Location within Abitibi-Ouest RCM.
Location within Abitibi-Ouest RCM.
Clerval is located in Western Quebec
Clerval
Clerval
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°45′N 79°26′W / 48.750°N 79.433°W / 48.750; -79.433Coordinates: 48°45′N 79°26′W / 48.750°N 79.433°W / 48.750; -79.433[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Abitibi-Ouest
Settled 1916
Constituted September 12, 1927
Government[2]
 • Mayor Suzanne Théberge
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Abitibi-Ouest
Area[2][3]
 • Total 129.70 km2 (50.08 sq mi)
 • Land 98.60 km2 (38.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 364
 • Density 3.7/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.7%
 • Dwellings 277
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 1R0
Area code(s) 819
Highways No major routes
Website www.clerval.ao.ca

Clerval is a municipality in northwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality. It covers 101.6 km² and had a population of 364 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

The municipality was incorporated on September 12, 1927, and originally called Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc-de-Clerval. Likely the current name, adopted in 1951, is a portmanteau from the French words claire vallée, meaning "clear valley".[1]

In addition to Clerval itself, the municipality also includes the community of L'Île-Nepawa (48°41′12″N 79°27′22″W / 48.68667°N 79.45611°W / 48.68667; -79.45611), located on Nepawa Island in Lake Abitibi. Nepawa comes from the Algonquin language meaning "where one camps in passing" or "large island".[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 364 (2006 to 2011 population change: 1.7%)
  • Population in 2006: 358
  • Population in 2001: 351
  • Population in 1996: 356
  • Population in 1991: 346

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 162 (total dwellings: 277)

Mother tongue:[7]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Municipal council[edit]

  • Mayor: Suzanne Théberge
  • Councillors: Gilles Auger, Donald Boudreau, Mario Boutin, Rock Riopel, Roger Robitaille, Nicole Therrien

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clerval (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Clerval". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Clerval census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  4. ^ "L'Île-Nepawa (Hameau)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Île Nepawa" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Clerval community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-07.