Rivière-Mouchalagane, Quebec

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Unorganized territory
La longue route Trans-Labrador in Rivière-Mouchalagane, QC, Canada.jpg
Rivière-Mouchalagane is located in Côte-Nord Region Quebec

Location in Côte-Nord Region of Quebec.
Coordinates: 52°20′N 68°30′W / 52.333°N 68.500°W / 52.333; -68.500Coordinates: 52°20′N 68°30′W / 52.333°N 68.500°W / 52.333; -68.500[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Côte-Nord
RCM Caniapiscau
Constituted January 1, 1986
 • Federal riding Manicouagan
 • Prov. riding Duplessis
 • Total 34,645.10 km2 (13,376.55 sq mi)
 • Land 32,297.67 km2 (12,470.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Steady N/A
 • Dwellings 0
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Highways Route 389

Rivière-Mouchalagane is an unorganized territory in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada, part of Caniapiscau Regional County Municipality.

The ghost town of Gagnon is located in the territory along Quebec Route 389 which also provides access to Fermont and Labrador City.

The eponymous Mouchalagane River has its source in Sommet and Itomamis Lakes, and flows for 132 kilometres (82 mi) to the south, after which it drains into the Manicouagan Reservoir. Before the formation of this reservoir, the river would flow into Lake Mouchalagane. This Innu name has been in use since at least the beginning of the 18th century and comes from ouragane, meaning "dish or bowl of bark", and moucha meaning "big". However, a toponym survey conducted in 1979 reported that the Innu name used to describe the lake was Mûshaualâkan, which means "to stretch out the nets to open waters".[4]


The region has been completely uninhabited since at least 1991.[5]

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  1. ^ Reference number 149768 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Rivière-Mouchalagane". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Rivière-Mouchalagane census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Rivière Mouchalagane" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census