Lac-Bouchette, Quebec

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Lac-Bouchette
Panorama village Lac-Bouchette.JPG
Coat of arms of Lac-Bouchette
Coat of arms
Location of Lac-Bouchette
Lac-Bouchette is located in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Lac-Bouchette
Lac-Bouchette
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Coordinates: 48°15′N 72°11′W / 48.25°N 72.18°W / 48.25; -72.18Coordinates: 48°15′N 72°11′W / 48.25°N 72.18°W / 48.25; -72.18[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMLe Domaine-du-Roy
Settled1882
ConstitutedSeptember 25, 1971
Government
 • MayorBenoît Gélinas
 • Federal ridingRoberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. ridingRoberval
Area
 • Total972.20 km2 (375.37 sq mi)
 • Land908.63 km2 (350.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,174
 • Density1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11)
Decrease 10.5%
 • Dwellings
1,120
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
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Lac-Bouchette is a municipality in Quebec, Canada. The town is located on the eastern shore of the eponymous Lake Bouchette, along Quebec Route 155 and the Canadian National Railway.

In addition to Lac-Bouchette itself, the municipality also includes the population centres of Lac-des-Commissaires and Lizote.

The municipality and lake were named in honour of Surveyor General of Lower Canada Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841).

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1174 (2006 to 2011 population change: -10.5 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1311
  • Population in 2001: 1370
  • Population in 1996: 1445
  • Population in 1991: 1485

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 565 (total dwellings: 1120)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99.2%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.8%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 32983 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Lac-Bouchette
  3. ^ a b "Lac-Bouchette census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Lac-Bouchette community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.

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