Rural Municipality of Taché

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La Coulée River is a tributary of the Seine River, in Taché.

Taché (French: Municipalité rurale de Taché) is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada incorporated in 1880. Named after the Bishop Taché (one of the first bishops in Manitoba), it is located to the south-east of Winnipeg, stretching from the Red River Floodway in the west to the beginning of the Canadian Shield in the east. Trees line the Seine River as it meanders through the centre of the municipality and acts as an oasis of old Oak and Elm trees in the primarily agricultural fields of the area. Lorette and Landmark are the main residential and commercial hubs of the municipality with Ste. Genevieve, Dufresne, Ross and Linden as other noteworthy communities.

In 1998 a new high school, Collège Lorette Collegiate, was completed in the town of Lorette. The town is also home to the municipal office and to the board offices of the Seine River School Division and the Franco-manitoban School Division.

As per Statistics Canada, Taché's population in 2006 was 9,083.



Ethnic Origins (2011)[1]
Population Percentage
French 3,455 33.7%
Canadian 2,830 27.6%
German 2,465 24.0%
Scottish 1,995 19.5%
English 1,975 19.3%
Ukrainian 1,655 16.1%
Metis 1,520 14.8%
Irish 1,365 13.3%
Russian 955 9.3%
Dutch 735 7.2%
Note that more than one ethnic

origin can be reported per person

According to the 2011 Census, Taché was home to 10,284 people, which was a 13.2% increase from the prior census in 2006.[1] The land area of Taché is 581.52 kilometers squared, making the population density 17.7 people per square kilometer. There are 3,358 private dwellings in the Rural Municipality, 3,285 which are occupied (97.8% occupancy rate). The median worth of a dwelling is $258,918 in Taché, a bit lower than the national median at $280,552. The average household has 3.1 people and the average family has 1.4 children. The median (after-tax) household income in the area is $71,053, quite higher than the national rate at $54,089. The median age of Taché is 34.3, significantly younger than then national median at 40.6 years old, and the provincial median at 38.4 years old.

The census also reports that 69.6% of the residents mother tongue was English, followed by; French (15.8%) and German (9.0%).

Taché is mostly inhabited by European descendants, however has a large Aboriginal population as well, particularly Métis people. It has the second largest Metis population ratio (second to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) for any settlements with more than 10,000 residents, at 14.3%. The racial make up is as followed:

Religiously speaking, most of the residents either practice a form of Christianity (71.4%) or have no religious affiliation at all (27.7%).


  1. ^ a b NHS Profile, Taché, RM, Manitoba, 2011 Retrieved December 4th, 2013

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Coordinates: 49°42′29″N 96°40′25″W / 49.70806°N 96.67361°W / 49.70806; -96.67361