Location within L'Île-d'Orléans RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Jean-Claude Pouliot|
|• Federal riding||Montmorency—Charlevoix—
|• Prov. riding||Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré|
|• Total||43.50 km2 (16.80 sq mi)|
|• Land||43.49 km2 (16.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||21.2/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||4.6%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0A 3W0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is a municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, part of the L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality. It is situated on the south-east side of Orléans Island.
Prior to April 5, 2003, it was known simply as Saint-Jean.
The area was first colonized early in the 17th century. In 1680, a mission was founded and served by the priest of Sainte-Famille. In 1714, the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was formed and became a civil parish in 1722. It is believed that this name commemorates Jean de Lauson, Seneschal in New France and son of Governor Lauson, born circa 1620 and killed at the mouth of the Maheu River in 1661 by the Iroquois. Nevertheless, it could also be attributed to John the Baptist in line with the many other religious toponyms on the island.
Although having a well-established agricultural history, Saint-Jean's location on the Saint Lawrence River prompted also development of maritime and fishing trades. It was especially known for its river pilots who would guide vessels through the treacherous Saint Lawrence navigation channel. Over the centuries, a great number of river pilots came from Saint-Jean.
In 1845 the Municipality of Saint-Jean was formed, but abolished in 1847 when it became part of the County Municipality. In 1852, its post office opened. In 1855, it was reestablised as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. In 2003, it changed statutes and its name, becoming the Municipality of Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
|Canada census – Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec community profile|
|Population:||923 (-4.6% from 2006)||968 (+12.3% from 2001)|
|Land area:||43.49 km2 (16.79 sq mi)||43.49 km2 (16.79 sq mi)|
|Population density:||21.2/km2 (55/sq mi)||22.3/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|Median age:||53.3 (M: 54.6, F: 52.3)||49.8 (M: 50.8, F: 48.8)|
|Total private dwellings:||690||688|
|Median household income:||$.N/A||$46,325|
|Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2011 2006 earlier|
|Historical Census Data - Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec|
|Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec|
French & English
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Tourism and attractions
Like the neighbouring municipalities, Saint-Jean has a rich cultural heritage with many historic buildings. Just past the heart of the village, there is a long line of quaint houses (formerly belonging to river pilots), art galleries, and artists' studios. Of particular interest is the Mauvide-Genest Manor, a rare and exceptional example of French seigneurial past and one of the oldest remaining manor houses in Quebec. This National Historic Site was built in 1734 and restored in 1999, and is now open to the public as a historic interpretation centre.
- "Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
- Geographic code 20015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans census profile Cite error: Invalid
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- "Sainte-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans". Île d'Orléans Tourism. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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|Adjacent Municipal Subdivisions|
|Saint Lawrence River
|Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans||Saint Lawrence River
|Saint Lawrence River