Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec

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Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Location within D'Autray RCM
Location within D'Autray RCM
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°16′N 73°23′W / 46.267°N 73.383°W / 46.267; -73.383Coordinates: 46°16′N 73°23′W / 46.267°N 73.383°W / 46.267; -73.383[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMD'Autray
Settled1825
ConstitutedJune 30, 1864
Government
 • MayorRoch Desrosiers
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
Area
 • Total100.40 km2 (38.76 sq mi)
 • Land99.91 km2 (38.58 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total2,679
 • Density26.8/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 4.3%
 • Dwellings
1,598
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 347
Route 348

Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon is a municipality in the D'Autray Regional County Municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

The first settlers, mostly Irish and Scottish Loyalists, came around 1825 to the shores of Lake Maskinongé, where they formed a community that was known as Lake Maskinongé Settlement by 1827, and later as the Mission of Lac-Maskinongé. In 1837, the name Saint-Gabriel-du-Lac-Maskinongé came in use but was changed to Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in 1840. This name refers to the angel Gabriel and the geographic township of Brandon that was proclaimed in 1827 and in which it is located.[1]

In 1851, the Parish of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon was founded and the post office opened that same year. In 1855, the parish municipality was established with the same name.[1]

In 1892, the main settlement on Lake Maskinongé separated from the parish municipality and became the Village Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (now known as the Town of Saint-Gabriel).[4]

On June 14, 2014, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon changed from parish municipality to a (regular) municipality.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 2679 (2006 to 2011 population change: -4.3 %)
  • Population in 2006: 2800
  • Population in 2001: 2590
  • Population in 1996: 2608
  • Population in 1991: 2161

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1181 (total dwellings: 1598)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.9%
  • French as first language: 97.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 0.9%

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools:

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52085 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon census profile
  4. ^ "Saint-Gabriel (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  5. ^ "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF). Institut de la statistique du Québec. June 2014. ISSN 1715-6408.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.

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