Mont-Joli

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Mont-Joli
City
Mont-Joli.jpg
Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
Mont-Joli is located in Eastern Quebec
Mont-Joli
Mont-Joli
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°11′W / 48.58°N 68.18°W / 48.58; -68.18Coordinates: 48°35′N 68°11′W / 48.58°N 68.18°W / 48.58; -68.18[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
RCMLa Mitis
Constituted13 June 2001
Government[2]
 • MayorMartin Soucy
 • Federal ridingAvignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. ridingMatane-Matapédia
Area[2][3]
 • Total24.30 km2 (9.38 sq mi)
 • Land24.45 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Elevation75 m (246 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total6,281
 • Density272.6/km2 (706/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016Decrease 5.8%
 • Dwellings3,138
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)G5H 1W8
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-20

Route 132
Websitewww.ville.mont-joli.qc.ca

Mont-Joli is a city in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is the county seat. The city is located east of Rimouski near the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

History[edit]

In 1867, the main condition for New Brunswick and Nova-Scotia entering into the Canadian Confederation was, to be linked to the rest of the country by the railroad. In 1868, work began on the Intercolonial Railway and the authorities initially decided to have the railroad turn at Saint-Octave-de-Métis in Gaspésie. However, this village, because of its rugged landscape, was not suitable to receive the train station and maintenance shops. The engineers turned to the higher 2nd farming rank of Sainte-Flavie, and the train station was named Sainte-Flavie-Station. In 1880, Sainte-Flavie-Station became separate and was named Mont-Joli, name which the first settlers had originally used to describe the area.

On 13 June 2001, the neighbouring municipality of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (not to be confused with a different Saint-Jean-Baptiste in the Montérégie region) merged with Mont-Joli.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census:

  • Population: 6 281
  • % Change (2011–2016): -5.8
  • Dwellings: 3,138
  • Area (km²): 24.455 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 272.6

Transportation[edit]

Via-Rail Station

Mont-Joli is the easternmost end of Autoroute 20, whose segment connects with the city of Rimouski. Route 132 runs through the centre of Mont-Joli as part of a loop that circumnavigates the Gaspé Peninsula; it is located about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Sainte-Flavie, where Route 132 intersects with itself.

Mont-Joli Airport is the only airport with scheduled service in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Mont-Joli is also served by the Mont-Joli railway station.

Notables[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mont-Joli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
12.4
(54.3)
20
(68)
29.1
(84.4)
31.4
(88.5)
33.3
(91.9)
35.9
(96.6)
33.3
(91.9)
32.2
(90)
26.7
(80.1)
21.8
(71.2)
16.7
(62.1)
35.9
(96.6)
Average high °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−6.5
(20.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.4
(41.7)
13.5
(56.3)
19.8
(67.6)
22.7
(72.9)
21.3
(70.3)
16
(61)
9.1
(48.4)
2.4
(36.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
7.5
(45.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.3
(9.9)
−10.9
(12.4)
−5
(23)
1.6
(34.9)
8.5
(47.3)
14.4
(57.9)
17.5
(63.5)
16.2
(61.2)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.7
(30.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
3.1
(37.6)
Average low °C (°F) −16.7
(1.9)
−15.2
(4.6)
−9
(16)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.4
(38.1)
9
(48)
12.2
(54)
11.1
(52)
6.7
(44.1)
1.5
(34.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
−12
(10)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −33.3
(−27.9)
−31.1
(−24)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−12.2
(10)
−1.1
(30)
0.8
(33.4)
1.8
(35.2)
−5
(23)
−8.4
(16.9)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−33.3
(−27.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79.8
(3.142)
59.1
(2.327)
69.4
(2.732)
63.3
(2.492)
84
(3.31)
73.5
(2.894)
84.6
(3.331)
89.1
(3.508)
77.8
(3.063)
83.9
(3.303)
77.7
(3.059)
86.7
(3.413)
928.9
(36.571)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 79930 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 09077 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2409077) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=56863
  5. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 17 July 2010

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