Saint-Gédéon, Quebec

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Not to be confused with Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Quebec or the former Saint-Gédéon parish municipality that merged with it.
Saint-Gédéon
Municipality
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Gédéon
Coat of arms
Official logo of Saint-Gédéon
Logo
Location of Saint-Gédéon
Saint-Gédéon is located in Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Saint-Gédéon
Saint-Gédéon
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°30′N 71°46′W / 48.500°N 71.767°W / 48.500; -71.767Coordinates: 48°30′N 71°46′W / 48.500°N 71.767°W / 48.500; -71.767[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Settled 1863
Constituted December 6, 1975
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Boucher
 • Federal riding Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Lac-Saint-Jean
Area[2][3]
 • Total 82.80 km2 (31.97 sq mi)
 • Land 63.52 km2 (24.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,001
 • Density 31.5/km2 (82/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.6%
 • Dwellings 1,181
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0W 2P0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 170
Website www.ville.st-gedeon.qc.ca

Saint-Gédéon or Saint-Gédéon-de-Grandmont[citation needed] is a municipality in Quebec, Canada, in the regional county municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est and the administrative region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. It is on the eastern shore of Lac Saint-Jean at the mouth of the Belle River.

Transportation[edit]

Blueberry Cycling Route[edit]

The Blueberry Cycling Route is called La véloroute des Bleuets in French.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 2001 (2006 to 2011 population change: 3.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 2351
  • Population in 2001: 2392
  • Population in 1996: 1760
  • Population in 1991: 1640

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 846 (total dwellings: 1181)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 99.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Religion[edit]

According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the Roman Catholic church had 1,845 adherents[6] in the municipality in 2001, with more than 96% of the population concentrated in one parish, Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue. Atheists were in second place with 55 people[6] (3%), followed by Protestants with 15 people[6] (1%). Residents of Saint-Gédéon belonging to other religions represented less than 1% of the population. There is also a Roman Catholic cemetery, cimetière Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue. As well, Saint-Gédéon has a permanent deacon, Daniel Audy, M.A., who was ordained by Mgr Couture, on June 7, 1991 of the feast day of the Sacred Heart.

Culture[edit]

Louis Hémon wrote the first draft of Maria Chapdelaine while staying in Saint-Gédéon in 1912.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 72560 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-Gédéon
  3. ^ a b "Saint-Gédéon census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Saint-Gédéon community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  6. ^ a b c "Institut de la statistique du Québec - Population totale selon les confessions les plus importantes - Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean 2001" (in French). Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 

Bibliography[edit]

French[edit]

  • Christine Côté, Louanges d'un siècle, St-Gédéon: Paroisse Saint-Antoine, 1984, 94 pages
  • Johanne Laberge et collaborateurs, Itinéraire toponymique du Saguenay Lac St-Jean , Commission de toponymie du Québec, 1983, 101 pages
  • René Raymond, Pédologie de la région du Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec : Ministère de l'agriculture et de la colonisation, Division des sols, 1965, 157 pages
  • Mère Sainte-Hélène, N.D.B.C., Saint-Gédéon de Grandmont célèbre son centenaire, 1864-1964, Saint-Gédéon, 1964, 184 pages
  • Victor Tremblay, « Saint-Gédéon », Saguenayensia Volume 6, numéro 3, mai-juin 1964, page 64
  • Girard, Camil; Perron, Normand (1979). Histoire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (in French). Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture. ISBN 2-89224-126-X. .
  • Bouchard, Russel (1988). Le Pays du Lac-Saint-Jean : esquisse historique de la colonisation (in French). ISBN 2-9800373-8-9. 

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