Cloridorme, Quebec

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Cloridorme
Township municipality
Location within La Côte-de-Gaspé RCM.
Location within La Côte-de-Gaspé RCM.
Cloridorme is located in Eastern Quebec
Cloridorme
Cloridorme
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°11′N 64°50′W / 49.183°N 64.833°W / 49.183; -64.833Coordinates: 49°11′N 64°50′W / 49.183°N 64.833°W / 49.183; -64.833[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM La Côte-de-Gaspé
Settled 1838
Constituted January 1, 1885
Government[2]
 • Mayor Denis Fortin
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Gaspé
Area[2][3]
 • Total 160.60 km2 (62.01 sq mi)
 • Land 160.22 km2 (61.86 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 743
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.7%
 • Dwellings 412
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G0E 1G0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website canton-de-cloridorme.com

Cloridorme is a township municipality in the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada. Cloridorme's economy is centered on fishing. Its population, according to the 2006 Canadian Census was 764.[4] The township stretches for 16 kilometres (10 mi) along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and includes Cloridorme Bay where the Little and Great Cloridorme Rivers have their mouths.

In addition to the village of Cloridorme itself, the township's territory also includes the communities of Cloridorme-Ouest, Petite-Anse, Pointe-à-la-Frégate, and Saint-Yvon.

The name Cloridorme is of uncertain origin. It is believed that it was named after an early settler from the early 19th century named Cloridan Côté, originally from Saint-Thomas-de-Montmagny. But this is unlikely since the name had been in use since the 18th century. A map of 1755 shows the plural form "Les Cloridormes", which had changed to "Les Chlorydormes" by the 19th century and remained in use until the early 20th century.[1]

History[edit]

The area was first settled in 1838 by people from Montmagny. In 1853, a mission was set up, called Sainte-Cécile-de-Cloridorme. In 1871, the geographic township was formed, the following year the post office opened, and the year after that, the mission became a parish. In 1885, the Township Municipality of Cloridorme was established.[1]

In 1957, the township lost a portion of its territory when Petite-Vallée became a separate incorporated municipality.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Cloridorme, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 743 (-2.7% from 2006) 764 (-16.7% from 2001)
Land area: 160.22 km2 (61.86 sq mi) 160.22 km2 (61.86 sq mi)
Population density: 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi) 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Median age: 55.0 (M: 53.9, F: 55.5) 51.4 (M: 51.2, F: 51.8)
Total private dwellings: 412 382
Median household income: $36,768 $36,436
References: 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
Historical Census Data - Cloridorme, Quebec[9]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,166—    
1996 1,084−7.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 917−15.4%
2006 764−16.7%
YearPop.±%
2011 743−2.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Cloridorme, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
740
740 Decrease 2.0% 100.0% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0%
2006
765
755 Decrease 16.6% 98.69% 10 Increase n/a% 1.31% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0%
2001
905
905 Decrease 11.3% 97.26% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0%
1996
1,090
1,090 n/a 100.0% 0 n/a 0.0% 0 n/a 0.0% 0 n/a 0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cloridorme (Municipalité de canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Cloridorme". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Cloridorme census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Cloridorme community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Petite-Vallée (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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