La Matanie Regional County Municipality

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La Matanie
Location of La Matanie
Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°17′W / 48.850°N 67.283°W / 48.850; -67.283Coordinates: 48°51′N 67°17′W / 48.850°N 67.283°W / 48.850; -67.283[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatMatane
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectPierre Thibodeau
Area
 • Total3,380.00 km2 (1,305.03 sq mi)
 • Land3,319.08 km2 (1,281.50 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total21,786
 • Density6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 2.1%
 • Dwellings
11,656
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581

La Matanie is a regional county municipality, located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, in Canada.From January 1 1982 to March 9, 2013, it was known as Matane.[4]

The county seat is the city of Matane.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – La Matanie Regional County Municipality community profile
2011 2006
Population: 21,786 (-2.1% from 2006) 22,247 (-1.2% from 2001)
Land area: 3,319.08 km2 (1,281.50 sq mi) 3,318.95 km2 (1,281.45 sq mi)
Population density: 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi) 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Median age: 50.0 (M: 49.2, F: 50.7) 46.4 (M: 45.6, F: 47.1)
Total private dwellings: 11,656 11,640
Median household income: $42,212 $36,423
References: 2011[3] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - La Matanie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 24,334—    
1996 23,723−2.5%
YearPop.±%
2001 22,507−5.1%
2006 22,247−1.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 21,786−2.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Matanie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
21,640
21,405 Decrease 0.6% 98.91% 95 Decrease 24.0% 0.44% 70 Increase 50.0% 0.32% 70 Decrease 64.1% 0.32%
2006
21,880
21,525 Decrease 1.7% 98.38% 125 Increase 92.3% 0.57% 35 Decrease 36.4% 0.16% 195 Increase 333.3% 0.89%
2001
22,065
21,900 Decrease 5.5% 99.25% 65 Decrease 43.5% 0.29% 55 Increase 37.5% 0.25% 45 Increase 80.0% 0.20%
1996
23,355
23,175 n/a 99.23% 115 n/a 0.49% 40 n/a 0.17% 25 n/a 0.11%

Personalities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 416974 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 080 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  4. ^ "Modification aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF). Institut de la statistique du Québec. March 2013. ISSN 1715-6408.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map