La Mitis

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La Mitis
Regional county municipality
Location of La Mitis
Coordinates: 48°32′N 68°05′W / 48.53°N 68.08°W / 48.53; -68.08Coordinates: 48°32′N 68°05′W / 48.53°N 68.08°W / 48.53; -68.08[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Mont-Joli
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Michel Côté
Area[2][3]
 • Total 2,538.80 km2 (980.24 sq mi)
 • Land 2,279.22 km2 (880.01 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 18,942
 • Density 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.2%
 • Dwellings 9,471
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.lamitis.ca

La Mitis is a regional county municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec, Canada on the Gaspé peninsula. It is named for the Mitis River (The Mitis) which has its source in the region (at Lac Inférieur) and flows through the central part of the region before emptying into the Saint Lawrence River.

The county seat is in Mont-Joli.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 18 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (2)
Municipalities (6)
Parishes (7)
Villages (1)
Unorganized Territory (2)

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – La Mitis community profile
2011 2006
Population: 18,942 (-2.2% from 2006) 19,365 (+0.2% from 2001)
Land area: 2,279.22 km2 (880.01 sq mi) 2,279.18 km2 (880.00 sq mi)
Population density: 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi) 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Median age: 48.0 (M: 47.3, F: 48.6) 45.0 (M: 44.6, F: 45.3)
Total private dwellings: 9,471 9,452
Median household income: $42,351 $37,391
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
Historical Census Data - La Mitis Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 20,157 —    
1996 20,160 +0.0%
2001 19,326 −4.1%
2006 19,365 +0.2%
2011 18,942 −2.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Mitis Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
18,430
18,185 Decrease 1.6% 98.67% 130 Decrease 25.7% 0.71% 65 Increase 44.4% 0.35% 50 Decrease 58.3% 0.27%
2006
18,815
18,475 Decrease 0.05% 98.19% 175 Increase 25.0% 0.93% 45 Decrease 18.2% 0.24% 120 Increase 480.0% 0.64%
2001
18,705
18,485 Decrease 4.4% 98.82% 140 Increase 3.7% 0.75% 55 Decrease 15.4% 0.29% 25 Decrease 44.4% 0.13%
1996
19,580
19,335 n/a 98.75% 135 n/a 0.69% 65 n/a 0.33% 45 n/a 0.23%

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:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141090 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 090 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-27.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

External links[edit]

Media related to La Mitis at Wikimedia Commons