La Pocatière

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La Pocatière
La Pocatière, Québec.jpg
Location within Kamouraska RCM
Location within Kamouraska RCM
La Pocatière is located in Eastern Quebec
La Pocatière
La Pocatière
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 47°22′N 70°02′W / 47.367°N 70.033°W / 47.367; -70.033Coordinates: 47°22′N 70°02′W / 47.367°N 70.033°W / 47.367; -70.033[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
RCMKamouraska
Settled1672
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1960
Government
 • MayorSylvain Hudon
 • Federal ridingMontmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-
du-Loup
 • Prov. ridingCôte-du-Sud
Area
 • Total20.30 km2 (7.84 sq mi)
 • Land21.73 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 • Total4,266
 • Density196.3/km2 (508/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 6.8%
 • Dwellings
2,137
DemonymsPocatois, Pocatoise
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 132
Route 230
Websitewww.lapocatiere.ca

La Pocatière is a town in the Kamouraska Regional County Municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census:

  • Population: 4,266
  • % Change (2006-2011): -6.8
  • Dwellings: 2,137
  • Area (km2.): 21.73 km2
  • Density (persons per km2.): 196.3

Economy[edit]

Bombardier Transportation has a 51,135 square metres (550,410 sq ft) plant which manufactures subway and railway cars:

The plant was built in 1961 to build Moto-Ski snowmobiles and the plant was converted to railcars in 1971[4] (Bombardier continued to market Moto-Ski until 1985).

Culture and attractions[edit]

La Pocatière is home to the Musée François-Pilote, a museum of Quebec ethnology. The museum features exhibits on the history of agricultural education, a number of historical period rooms, stuffed bird and animal displays, and presentations on other aspects of local history.

Near the city are small isolated hills known as monadnocks. The Montagne du College-de-Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière is 119 metres high.

City council[edit]

City council consists of a mayor and 6 councillors:

As of 2017 the council consists of:

  • Mayor: Sylvain Hudon
  • Councillors:
    • 1: Lise Bellefeuille
    • 2: Claude Brochu
    • 3: Steve Leclerc
    • 4: Pierre Darveau
    • 5: Lise Garneau,
    • 6: Louise Lacoursière

Education[edit]

Cégep de La Pocatière

There are three post-secondary institutions in La Pocatière:

The town has three public schools under the Commission scolaire de Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup:

  • École Sacré-Coeur - elementary school
  • École Polyvalente La Pocatière - secondary school
  • Éducation des adultes - adult learning

Twin towns[edit]

La Pocatière is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 34210 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 14085 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2414085) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.bombardier.com/content/dam/Websites/bombardiercom/Sites/supporting-documents/Bombardier-Transportation-SiteFactSheet-LaPocatiere-Canada-en.pdf

External links[edit]