Ragueneau, Quebec

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Ragueneau
Parish municipality
Église de Ragueneau.jpg
Ragueneau is located in Côte-Nord Region Quebec
Ragueneau
Ragueneau
Location in Côte-Nord region of Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°04′N 68°32′W / 49.067°N 68.533°W / 49.067; -68.533Coordinates: 49°04′N 68°32′W / 49.067°N 68.533°W / 49.067; -68.533[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Côte-Nord
RCM Manicouagan
Settled 1920
Constituted March 7, 1951
Named for Paul Ragueneau[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Claude Lavoie
 • Federal riding Manicouagan
 • Prov. riding René-Lévesque
Area[2][3]
 • Total 213.20 km2 (82.32 sq mi)
 • Land 185.56 km2 (71.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,405
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.6%
 • Dwellings 661
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0H 1S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 138
Website www.municipalite.ragueneau.qc.ca

Ragueneau is a parish municipality in Quebec, Canada, on Outardes Bay on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in 1920, mostly from Saint-Paul-du-Nord, Les Escoumins, and Sainte-Anne-de-Portneuf. That same year, Ragueneau Township was proclaimed and named after Jesuit Paul Ragueneau (1608-1680). In 1926, its post office opened.[1]

Three communities developed concurrently along the shores of the Saint Lawrence: Rivière-à-la-Truite in the north-east, Ruisseau-Vert in the centre, and Ragueneau in the south-west. The main administrative, commercial, cultural, and religious activities concentrated in Ruisseau-Vert, so that over time this community became known as Ragueneau itself. In 1951, the Parish Municipality of Ragueneau was incorporated.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1405 (2006 to 2011 population change: -7.6 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1520
  • Population in 2001: 1584
  • Population in 1996: 1684
  • Population in 1991: 1722

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 607 (total dwellings: 661)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 97.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 2.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ragueneau (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Ragueneau
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Ragueneau census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census