Mansfield-et-Pontefract

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Mansfield-et-Pontefract
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Location within Pontiac RCM.
Location within Pontiac RCM.
Mansfield-et-Pontefract is located in Western Quebec
Mansfield-et-Pontefract
Mansfield-et-Pontefract
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′40″N 76°44′21″W / 45.86111°N 76.73917°W / 45.86111; -76.73917Coordinates: 45°51′40″N 76°44′21″W / 45.86111°N 76.73917°W / 45.86111; -76.73917[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMPontiac
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1868
Government
 • MayorGilles Dionne
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingPontiac
Area
 • Total525.10 km2 (202.74 sq mi)
 • Land474.80 km2 (183.32 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total2,204
 • Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 6.2%
 • Dwellings
1,030
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 148
The chutes on the Coulonge River.
The Bryson House, built in the 19th century and a Quebec historical site since 1980.

Mansfield-et-Pontefract is a municipality in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality of western Quebec, Canada. It is located on the Ottawa River, northwest of Gatineau. It is the most populated municipality in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, with most of the population and businesses concentrated along Quebec Route 148.[4]

It is home to the main tourist attractions of the Pontiac region: the Chutes Coulonge, the George Bryson House, and the Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge.

Communities[edit]

  • Davidson
  • Dépôt Davidson
  • Devonshire Park
  • Jim Lake
  • Leclair
  • Mansfield

History[edit]

In 1849, the Mansfield Township was formed that was incorporated as a township municipality in 1855. It may have been named after an English town in Nottinghamshire or in honour of Sir James Mansfield (1733-1821), Solicitor General of Canada in 1780, or William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705–1793). In 1863, Pontefract Township was officially established, named after an English town in Yorkshire.[1]

On January 1, 1868, the townships were merged to form the United Township Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract. In 1888, a portion of its territory separated and was incorporated as the Village Municipality of Fort-Coulonge. In 2003, Mansfield-et-Pontefract changed its status from united township municipality to an ordinary municipality.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Mansfield-et-Pontefract community profile
2011 2006
Population: 2,204 (+6.2% from 2006) 2,064 (-0.6% from 2001)
Land area: 474.80 km2 (183.32 sq mi) 472.85 km2 (182.57 sq mi)
Population density: 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi) 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Median age: 44.3 (M: 44.5, F: 44.2) 42.6 (M: 42.8, F: 42.4)
Total private dwellings: 1030 929
Median household income: $.N/A $46,749
Notes:
  • Includes Corrections and updates
  • 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons.
– References: 2011[3] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,902—    
1996 2,115+11.2%
YearPop.±%
2001 2,077−1.8%
2006 2,064−0.6%
YearPop.±%
2006A 2,075+0.5%
2011 2,204+6.2%
2006A data adjustment following Census publication.

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:[7]

  • English as first language: 15.8%
  • French as first language: 82.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  2. ^ a b "Mansfield-et-Pontefract". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  4. ^ Lisa Corrigan. "Municipality". Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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