Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon, Quebec

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Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon
Municipality
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon
Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°14′N 73°25′W / 46.233°N 73.417°W / 46.233; -73.417Coordinates: 46°14′N 73°25′W / 46.233°N 73.417°W / 46.233; -73.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM D'Autray
Constituted October 7, 1897
Government[2]
 • Mayor Denis Gamelin
 • Federal riding Berthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. riding Berthier
Area[2][3]
 • Total 15.30 km2 (5.91 sq mi)
 • Land 14.96 km2 (5.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 276
 • Density 18.5/km2 (48/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.8%
 • Dwellings 103
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0K 2A0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 348
Website www.st-cleophas.qc.ca

Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon is a municipality in D'Autray Regional County Municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada. Before 1997 it was known simply as Saint-Cléophas.

History[edit]

In 1897, the Parish of Saint-Cléophas was formed when it separated from the parish of Saint-Félix-de-Valois. It seems that the name of Saint Cléophas was suggested by Édouard-Charles Fabre (1827-1896), archbishop of Montreal, to honour Cléophas Beausoleil (1845-1904), who was House of Commons member for Berthier from 1887 to 1899. That same year, its post office opened and a year later the Parish Municipality of Saint-Cléophas was established.[1]

In 1997, the parish municipality changed status to municipality and changed its name to Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon in order to distinguish it from a namesake municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The "Brandon" part refers to the geographic township of Brandon within which it is located.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 276 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.8 %)
  • Population in 2006: 284
  • Population in 2001: 285
  • Population in 1996: 283
  • Population in 1991: 262

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 97 (total dwellings: 103)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 3.6%
  • French as first language: 96.4%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52075 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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