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|Constituted||January 1, 1859|
|• Mayor||Lucien Martel|
|• Federal riding||Chicoutimi—Le Fjord|
|• Prov. riding||Dubuc|
|• Total||530.20 km2 (204.71 sq mi)|
|• Land||512.57 km2 (197.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)|
|• Pop (2006–11)||11.0%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
L'Anse-Saint-Jean was founded in 1838 by the Société des Vingt-et-un, a group of lumber prospectors and investors from Charlevoix which was responsible for opening up the Saguenay region to colonization.
Le Royaume de L'Anse-Saint-Jean
It achieved a certain notoriety when its citizens held a referendum on January 21, 1997, to turn the village into the Le Royaume de L'Anse-Saint-Jean (The Kingdom of L'Anse Saint Jean), the continent's first "municipal monarchy." The monarchists won 73.9% of the vote, with Denys Tremblay becoming King Denys I. The king was crowned on June 24, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and announced plans to build a "vegetable oratory," Saint-Jean-du-Millénaire (Saint John of the Millennium). This micronational project was cheerfully conceded to be a way of boosting tourism in the region, which had been hit by the 1996 Saguenay Flood.
- Reference number 135547 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: L'Anse-Saint-Jean
- "L'Anse-Saint-Jean census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
Media related to L'Anse-Saint-Jean at Wikimedia Commons
- (in French) Monarchy of L'Anse-Saint-Jean