Kipawa, Quebec

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Kipawa
Municipality
Kipawa QC.jpg
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Kipawa is located in Western Quebec
Kipawa
Kipawa
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°47′N 78°59′W / 46.783°N 78.983°W / 46.783; -78.983Coordinates: 46°47′N 78°59′W / 46.783°N 78.983°W / 46.783; -78.983[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Témiscamingue
Settled 1870s
Constituted January 1, 1985
Government[2]
 • Mayor Norman Young
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
Area[2][3]
 • Total 47.00 km2 (18.15 sq mi)
 • Land 36.76 km2 (14.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 474
 • Density 12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 16.1%
 • Dwellings 276
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 2H0
Area code(s) 819
Website www.kipawa.ca

Kipawa is a village and municipality in western Quebec, Canada, in the Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality. It is located at the south end of Lake Kipawa, adjacent to the Kebaowek Reserve. The land including and surrounding Lake Kipawa and Kipawa Village has been inhabited for centuries. The original inhabitants were the Algonquin people. The first Europeans to come into Kipawa were fur traders and missionaries. Shortly after, The Hudson Bay Trading Company and various other lumber companies settled there too.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 474 (2006 to 2011 population change: -16.1 %)
  • Population in 2006: 565
  • Population in 2001: 521
  • Population in 1996: 549
  • Population in 1991: 507

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 208 (total dwellings: 276)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 46.0%
  • French as first language: 52.2%
  • English and French as first language: 1.8%
  • Other as first language: 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141531 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b "Kipawa". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Kipawa census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Kipawa community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

External links[edit]

  • "Kipawa History". Kipawa.com : A Hunting, Fishing, & Travel Guide for the Kipawa Lake Region. Retrieved 11 February 2012.