Minganie Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location of Minganie
Coordinates: 50°14′N 63°36′W / 50.233°N 63.600°W / 50.233; -63.600Coordinates: 50°14′N 63°36′W / 50.233°N 63.600°W / 50.233; -63.600[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Côte-Nord
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Havre-Saint-Pierre
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Julien Boudreau
 • Total 73,725.10 km2 (28,465.42 sq mi)
 • Land 56,116.77 km2 (21,666.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3][4]
 • Total 6,582
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.0%
 • Dwellings 3,038
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrc.minganie.org

Minganie is a regional county municipality in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. It includes Anticosti Island. Its seat is Havre-Saint-Pierre.

It has an area of 73,725.10 square kilometres (28,465.42 sq mi) according to Quebec's Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire (which includes coastal, lake, and river water territory and also disputed land within Labrador), or a land area of 56,116.77 square kilometres (21,666.81 sq mi) according to Statistics Canada. The population from the Canada 2011 Census was 6,582.[4] The majority live in Havre-Saint-Pierre.[2]

Minganie and the neighbouring Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality are grouped into the single census division of Minganie—Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (known as Minganie–Basse-Côte-Nord before 2010). The combined population at the Canada 2011 Census was 11,708.[3]

Until 2002, Minganie RCM encompassed the entire lower north shore right up to Blanc-Sablon. In 2002, it lost all the coastal communities east of the Natashquan River when the Basse-Côte-Nord Territory was formed. In July 2010, the RCM lost another 44% of its territory when the (uninhabited) Petit-Mécatina unorganized territory was transferred to the newly created Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, which superseded Basse-Côte-Nord.[5]


There are 9 subdivisions and 2 native reserves within the RCM:[2]


Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 141053 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 981 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2498) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Derived indirectly from Minganie—Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent census division Hierarchy data, by summing up data for Aguanish, Baie-Johan-Beetz, Havre-Saint-Pierre, L'Île-d'Anticosti, Lac-Jérôme, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Mingan, Natashquan (reserve), Natashquan (township), Rivière-Saint-Jean and Rivière-au-Tonnerre census subdivisions.
  5. ^ Audrée Soucy (July 2010), "Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC)" (PDF), Modifications aux municipalités du Québec, Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec, ISSN 1715-6408, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-12, retrieved 2010-09-17 
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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