Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

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Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
The abbey at Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.
The abbey at Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
St-Benoît-du-Lac is located in Southern Quebec
St-Benoît-du-Lac
St-Benoît-du-Lac
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°10′N 72°16′W / 45.167°N 72.267°W / 45.167; -72.267Coordinates: 45°10′N 72°16′W / 45.167°N 72.267°W / 45.167; -72.267[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
RCMMemphrémagog
ConstitutedMarch 16, 1939
Government
 • AdministratorPère André Laberge
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingOrford
Area
 • Total2.40 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
 • Land2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi)
Population
 • Total43
 • Density19.7/km2 (51/sq mi)
 • Pop 2016-2021
Increase 34.4%
 • Dwellings
13
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
HighwaysNo major routes
Websitewww.st-benoit-du-lac.com

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac is a community of 43 people, part of the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. It only comprises an abbey, a cheese making facility, and its immediate surrounding lands.

History[edit]

The name Saint-Benoît-du-Lac refers to Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictines. The municipality was founded on March 16 1939 by splitting away from the municipality of Austin.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2021 43 Increase 34.4%
2016 32 Decrease 36.0%
2011 50 Increase 4.2%
2006 48 Increase 2.1%
2001 47 Decrease 11.3%
1996 53 Decrease 7.0%
1991 57 N/A

Language[edit]

Mother tongue (2011)[4]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 40 72.7%
English only 10 18.2%
Non-official languages 5 9.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reference number 55736 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c 2021 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2021 census

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