Rivière-au-Renard, Quebec

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Rivière-au-Renard
Rivière-au-Renard showing the port
Rivière-au-Renard showing the port
Coordinates: 48°59′30″N 64°23′00″W / 48.99167°N 64.38333°W / 48.99167; -64.38333Coordinates: 48°59′30″N 64°23′00″W / 48.99167°N 64.38333°W / 48.99167; -64.38333
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Municipality Gaspé
Incorporated 1856
Amalgamated 1971
Population
 • Total 3,000
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 418

Rivière-au-Renard is a village in the Gaspé Peninsula, in the province of Quebec, Canada, part of the Town of Gaspé.

Originally settled in the 1790s by French-Canadian and Irish families, Rivière-au-Renard is located on the banks of a large open bay on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence at the eastern end of the Gaspé Peninsula. The town was originally populated by immigrants from Ireland, mostly those who remained in the area following the sinking of the Carrick in 1847.[1]

In 1971, this former municipality was amalgamated into the Town of Gaspé.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivière-au-Renard - Québec". Grandquebec.com. 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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