Labrecque, Quebec

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Labrecque
Municipality
Location of Labrecque
Labrecque is located in Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Labrecque
Labrecque
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°40′N 71°32′W / 48.667°N 71.533°W / 48.667; -71.533Coordinates: 48°40′N 71°32′W / 48.667°N 71.533°W / 48.667; -71.533[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Settled 1917
Constituted October 6, 1925
Government[2]
 • Mayor Daniel Perron
 • Federal riding Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Lac-Saint-Jean
Area[2][3]
 • Total 157.30 km2 (60.73 sq mi)
 • Land 153.80 km2 (59.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,215
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 6.2%
 • Dwellings 694
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0W 2S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways No major routes
Website www.ville.labrecque.qc.ca

Labrecque is a municipality in Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

The first settlers to Labrecque arrived in 1917. In 1920, the Labrecque Township was proclaimed, and in 1925 the municipality was incorporated, both named after Michel-Thomas Labrecque (1849-1932), who was third bishop of Chicoutimi from 1892 to 1928. The first mayor was Jean-Batiste Maltais. The first industry, a sawmill, came in operation in 1921, and the post office opened in 1923.[1][4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1215 (2006 to 2011 population change: -6.2 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1295
  • Population in 2001: 1288
  • Population in 1996: 1224
  • Population in 1991: 1179

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 470 (total dwellings: 694)

Mother tongue:[6]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Labrecque (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Labrecque
  3. ^ a b "Labrecque census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Historique" (in French). Municipalité de Labrecque. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Labrecque community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-11.