Launay, Quebec

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Launay
Township municipality
Launay.jpg
Location within Abitibi RCM.
Location within Abitibi RCM.
Launay is located in Western Quebec
Launay
Launay
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°39′N 78°32′W / 48.650°N 78.533°W / 48.650; -78.533Coordinates: 48°39′N 78°32′W / 48.650°N 78.533°W / 48.650; -78.533[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Abitibi
Settled c. 1917
Constituted May 18, 1921
Named for Jean-Baptiste Leporquier
de Launay[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Claude Lamoureux
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Abitibi-Ouest
Area[2][3]
 • Total 257.00 km2 (99.23 sq mi)
 • Land 258.24 km2 (99.71 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 229
 • Density 0.9/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.3%
 • Dwellings 97
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Y 1W0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 111
Website www.launay.ca

Launay is a township municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in the Abitibi Regional County Municipality.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 229 (2006 to 2011 population change: 1.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 226
  • Population in 2001: 259
  • Population in 1996: 260
  • Population in 1991: 272

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 96 (total dwellings: 97)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 95.6%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 4.4%

Municipal council[edit]

  • Mayor: Claude Lamoureux
  • Councillors: Claude Audy, Gilles Labbé, Éloi Lambert, André Morin, Fernande Sylvain, Carmelle Veillette

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 34647 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Launay". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Launay census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Launay community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-10.