Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

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Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
City
Saint-Augustine church 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Coat of arms
Location within Quebec TE.
Location within Quebec TE.
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°44′N 71°28′W / 46.733°N 71.467°W / 46.733; -71.467Coordinates: 46°44′N 71°28′W / 46.733°N 71.467°W / 46.733; -71.467[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM None
Agglomeration Quebec City
Settled 1679
Constituted January 1, 2006
Government[2]
 • Mayor Sylvain Juneau
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding Louis-Hébert
Area[2][3]
 • Total 105.00 km2 (40.54 sq mi)
 • Land 85.76 km2 (33.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 18,141
 • Density 211.5/km2 (548/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.0%
 • Dwellings 6,632
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G3A
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 358
Route 367
Website www.ville.
st-augustin.qc.ca

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is a city in central Quebec, Canada, on the Saint Lawrence River, adjacent to Quebec City.

The town was founded in 1691 by three families (Desroches, Racette, Couture). It was merged with Quebec City on January 1, 2002 as part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec and became part of the Laurentien borough of that city. However, after a 2004 referendum it was re-established as a separate city on January 1, 2006.

The local post office was previously named Saint-Augustin-de-Portneuf from 1852, then Saint-Augustin-de-Québec from 1918 until this was renamed to the community's current name in 1986.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[5]

  • Population: 17,281
  • % Change (2001-2006): +9.8
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 6,431 (total dwellings: 6,632)
  • Area (km²): 85.76 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 201.5
  • Mother tongue:
    • English as first language: 1.1%
    • French as first language: 97.5%
    • English and French as first language: 0.2%
    • Other as first language: 1.2%

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 18141 (2006 to 2011 population change: 5.0%)
  • Population in 2006: 17,281
  • Population in 2001: 15,732
  • Population in 1996: 14,771
  • Population in 1991: 12,680

In 2006, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures was 98.0% White, 0.5% Aboriginal, and 1.5% Visible Minorities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 393811 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures census profile
  4. ^ (French)Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures at Commission de toponymie Québec
  5. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Census - Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures community profile
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census