La Martre, Quebec

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La Martre
La Martre Lighthouse (2).jpg
Location within La Haute-Gaspésie RCM.
Location within La Haute-Gaspésie RCM.
La Martre is located in Eastern Quebec
La Martre
La Martre
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°10′N 66°10′W / 49.167°N 66.167°W / 49.167; -66.167Coordinates: 49°10′N 66°10′W / 49.167°N 66.167°W / 49.167; -66.167[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCMLa Haute-Gaspésie
ConstitutedDecember 18, 1923
Government
 • MayorClaudette Robinson
 • Federal ridingHaute-Gaspésie—La
Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. ridingGaspé
Area
 • Total177.60 km2 (68.57 sq mi)
 • Land173.24 km2 (66.89 sq mi)
Population
 • Total245
 • Density1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 3.2%
 • Dwellings
184
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 132

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

In addition to La Martre itself, the municipality also includes the communities of Cap-au-Renard, Christie, and Sainte-Marthe-de-Gaspé.[4]

History[edit]

La Martre Lighthouse, built in 1906.

The area saw permanent settlement in the late 19th century and was originally called Rivière-à-la-Marthe, after the Marten River (French: Rivière à la Marthe) that flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence there. The marten is found along this river's banks and is abundant in the Gaspé region.[1]

In 1923, the place separated from the municipality of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to form the Township Municipality of Christie, named in honour of Robert Christie. In 1950, the township municipality was split in two when Marsoui was incorporated as a village municipality.[5]

In 1970, the municipality was renamed to La Martre.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – La Martre, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 245 (-3.2% from 2006) 253 (-4.9% from 2001)
Land area: 173.24 km2 (66.89 sq mi) 173.24 km2 (66.89 sq mi)
Population density: 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi) 1.5/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Median age: 50.2 (M: 50.2, F: 50.2) 44.9 (M: 44.7, F: 45.1)
Total private dwellings: 184 123
Median household income: $.N/A $48,517
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2011[3] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - La Martre, Quebec[8]
YearPop.±%
1991 336—    
1996 315−6.2%
YearPop.±%
2001 266−15.6%
2006 253−4.9%
YearPop.±%
2011 245−3.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La Martre (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. ^ a b "La Martre". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  4. ^ "Toponyms". Le directeur général des élections du Québec (Quebec election office). 24 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  5. ^ "Municipalité, historique" (in French). Municipalité de Marsoui. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census