Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain

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Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain
Municipality
Pontmain vu de la Montagne.jpg
Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM.
Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM.
Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain is located in Central Quebec
Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain
Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°17′N 75°38′W / 46.283°N 75.633°W / 46.283; -75.633Coordinates: 46°17′N 75°38′W / 46.283°N 75.633°W / 46.283; -75.633[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Antoine-Labelle
Constituted January 26, 1894
Government[2]
 • Mayor Lyz Beaulieu
 • Federal riding Laurentides—Labelle
 • Prov. riding Labelle
Area[2][3]
 • Total 295.00 km2 (113.90 sq mi)
 • Land 262.93 km2 (101.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 720
 • Density 2.7/km2 (7/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.1%
 • Dwellings 657
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0W 1S0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 309
Route 311
Website www.munpontmain.qc.ca

Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality.

The village itself is located between Camp and Dudley Lakes in the Du Lièvre River watershed.

History[edit]

European colonization began when logging companies started to exploit the forests of the Du Lièvre River in the second half of the 19th century. By 1881, there were 35 families in the village.[4]

In 1884, the local parish was formed which extended over the territory of Wabassee, Dudley, and Bouthillier geographic townships. The first pastor, Eugene Trinquier, serving from 1886 to 1907, was originally from Gap in the Hautes-Alpes (France) and named the parish Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain, after the apparitions of Our Lady of Pontmain.[1]

On January 26, 1894, the Municipal Corporation of the United Townships of Wabassee-Dudley-et-Bouthillier was formed, becoming one of the oldest municipalities in the regional county. In 1897, its first bridge was built. In 1898, the first school opened, followed by the first general store in 1900, and the sawmill in 1902.[4]

In 1945, it was renamed to Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 720 (2006 to 2011 population change: 1.1%)
  • Population in 2006: 712
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: 14.8%
  • Population in 2001: 620
  • Population in 1996: 581
  • Population in 1991: 547

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 340 (total dwellings: 657)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.4%
  • French as first language: 95.8%
  • English and French as first language: 1.4%
  • Other as first language: 1.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 79010 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain census profile
  4. ^ a b "Histoire de Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain" (in French). Municipalité de Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census