Nédélec, Quebec

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Nédélec
Township municipality
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Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Nédélec is located in Western Quebec
Nédélec
Nédélec
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°41′N 79°26′W / 47.683°N 79.433°W / 47.683; -79.433Coordinates: 47°41′N 79°26′W / 47.683°N 79.433°W / 47.683; -79.433[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Témiscamingue
Settled 1895
Constituted February 1, 1909
Named for Jean-Marie Nédélec[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Carmen Rivard
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
Area[2][3]
 • Total 372.70 km2 (143.90 sq mi)
 • Land 374.06 km2 (144.43 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 403
 • Density 1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.1%
 • Dwellings 175
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 2Z0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 101
Website municipalite.nedelec.qc.ca

Nédélec is a township municipality in western Quebec, Canada, in the Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality.

Name[edit]

The name of the municipality recalls the name of Jean-Marie Nédélec who was an oblate and a missionary with the Algonquins in the region. His last name is from the Breton word Nedeleg which means Christmas.

History[edit]

By 1895, a general store was supplying the many logging camps of the area. The first permanent settlers arrived in 1909, the same year the township and township municipality were formed. They were both named after Jean-Marie Nédélec (1834-1896) who was a missionary among the Algonquins of Lake Timiskaming and Lake Abitibi from 1867 to 1869 and from 1892 to 1896.[1]

On October 7, 1995, the unorganized territory of Roulier, named after Ulric Roulier who was priest at Nédélec in the mid-1930s, was added to the municipality.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 403 (2006 to 2011 population change: -3.1 %)
  • Population in 2006: 416
  • Population in 2001: 429
  • Population in 1996: 474
  • Population in 1991: 524

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 165 (total dwellings: 175)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 7.2%
  • French as first language: 83.1%
  • English and French as first language: 2.4%
  • Other as first language: 7.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nédélec (Municipalité de canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Nédélec". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Nédélec census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Nédélec community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-04.