Lac-Supérieur, Quebec

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Lac-Supérieur
Lac-Superieur QC 1.JPG
Location within Les Laurentides RCM
Location within Les Laurentides RCM
Lac-Supérieur is located in Central Quebec
Lac-Supérieur
Lac-Supérieur
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°12′N 74°28′W / 46.200°N 74.467°W / 46.200; -74.467Coordinates: 46°12′N 74°28′W / 46.200°N 74.467°W / 46.200; -74.467[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMLes Laurentides
Settled1881
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1881
Government
 • MayorDaniele Lagarde
 • Federal ridingLaurentides—Labelle
 • Prov. ridingLabelle
Area
 • Total385.50 km2 (148.84 sq mi)
 • Land370.01 km2 (142.86 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total1,892
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 8.4%
 • Dwellings
1,654
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
HighwaysNo major routes
Websitewww.muni.
lacsuperieur.qc.ca

Lac-Supérieur is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Les Laurentides Regional County Municipality. It is named after Lake Superior (Lac Supérieur) which is located in the Laurentian Mountains, due east of Mont Tremblant Resort. The community of Lac-Supérieur is just south of the lake, which itself is ringed with cottages. The entire northern portion of the municipality is mostly undeveloped and part of the Mont-Tremblant National Park.

History[edit]

The municipality was formed in 1881 and initially named Wolfe, in tribute to British General James Wolfe. Its first settlers were Canadians repatriated from California and the western United States.[4]

In 1944, the municipality was renamed to Saint-Faustin, the name of the parish founded in 1878 in what is now part of Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré. In 1957, it was renamed again to its present name, a designation previously assigned to the post office which opened in 1913.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1892 (2006 to 2011 population change: 8.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 1745
  • Population in 2001: 1439
  • Population in 1996: 1199
  • Population in 1991: 952

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 872 (total dwellings: 1654)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 4.5%
  • French as first language: 95%
  • English and French as first language: 0.5%
  • Other as first language: 0%


Lac-Superieur municipal building

Education[edit]

Sainte Agathe Academy (of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board) in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts serves English-speaking students in this community for both elementary and secondary levels.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 33361 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 78095 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Lac-Supérieur census profile
  4. ^ a b "Lac-Supérieur (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "About Us." Saint Agathe Academy. Retrieved on September 4, 2017. See Elementary zone map and Secondary zone map - Note that all areas covered in the elementary map are also covered in the secondary one.

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