Grande-Vallée, Quebec

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Grande-Vallée
Municipality
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Location within La Côte-de-Gaspé RCM.
Location within La Côte-de-Gaspé RCM.
Grande-Vallée is located in Eastern Quebec
Grande-Vallée
Grande-Vallée
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°13′N 65°08′W / 49.217°N 65.133°W / 49.217; -65.133Coordinates: 49°13′N 65°08′W / 49.217°N 65.133°W / 49.217; -65.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM La Côte-de-Gaspé
Settled 1842
Constituted September 15, 1927
Government[2]
 • Mayor Noel Richard
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Gaspé
Area[2][3]
 • Total 142.10 km2 (54.87 sq mi)
 • Land 144.37 km2 (55.74 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,137
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.6%
 • Dwellings 572
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G0E 1K0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.grande-vallee.ca

Grande-Vallée is a municipality in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada.

Its name (French for "Great Valley") describes its location in a large fertile valley through which the Grand Vallée River flows.

History[edit]

In 1691, Governor General Frontenac granted the area to François Hazeur, a prosperous merchant from Quebec City. The seignory, called La Grande-Vallée-des-Monts, stretched from Rivière-Magdeleine Seignory in the west to the Saint-Hélier portage in the east. It was inherited by Hazeur's son-in-law, Michel Sarrazin, a surgeon, biologist, and doctor of the King.[1][4]

In September 1758, the Wolfe's troop chatched a French at Grande-Vallée. It's te deportation of Gaspésie.

Grande-Vallée was founded in 1842. Alexis Caron, of Saint-Thomas-de-Montmagny, his wife Angélique Frigault and his kids, ...

No colonization took place until the 1830s, when fishermen of Saint-Thomas-de-Montmagny occupied the place during the summer. In 1842, Alexis Caron and his family, also from Saint-Thomas-de-Montmagny, became the first permanent settlers. In 1846, the mission of Saint-François-Xavier-de-Grande-Vallée was founded. In 1872, the post office opened.[1][4]

In 1927, the village was incorporated as a parish municipality, with Arthur S. Fournier as first mayor, although its status as parish municipality was not officially recognized until 1995. In 2005, Grande-Vallée changed its status from parish municipality to just municipality.[1][4]

Geography[edit]

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Grande-Vallée, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,137 (-7.6% from 2006) 1,230 (-6.0% from 2001)
Land area: 144.37 km2 (55.74 sq mi) 144.37 km2 (55.74 sq mi)
Population density: 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi) 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Median age: 52.1 (M: 51.4, F: 52.5) 46.6 (M: 47.0, F: 46.0)
Total private dwellings: 572 552
Median household income: $47,360 $38,112
References: 2011[3] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Grande-Vallée, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,420—    
1996 1,431+0.8%
YearPop.±%
2001 1,309−8.5%
2006 1,230−6.0%
YearPop.±%
2011 1,137−7.6%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Grande-Vallée, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,130
1,125 Decrease 2.0% 99.56% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 5 Increase n/a% 0.44%
2006
1,205
1,205 Decrease 6.6% 100.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
1,290
1,290 Decrease 7.2% 100.00% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
1,415
1,390 n/a 98.23% 25 n/a 1.77% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Grande-Vallée (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  2. ^ a b "Grande-Vallée". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  4. ^ a b c "Municipalité - Historique" (in French). Municipalité de Grande-Vallée. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External links[edit]

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