Saint-Marc-des-Carrières

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Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Sagesse que de Gouverner sans Violence
([it is] wisdom to govern without violence)
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Location within Portneuf RCM.
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°41′N 72°03′W / 46.683°N 72.050°W / 46.683; -72.050Coordinates: 46°41′N 72°03′W / 46.683°N 72.050°W / 46.683; -72.050[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMPortneuf
Settled1806
ConstitutedOctober 24, 1918
Government
 • MayorGuy Denis
 • Federal ridingPortneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. ridingPortneuf
Area
 • Total17.60 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
 • Land16.64 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total2,862
 • Density172.0/km2 (445/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 3.2%
 • Dwellings
1,282
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 363
Websitewww.st-marc-
des-carrieres.qc.ca

Saint-Marc-des-Carrières is a town in Quebec, Canada, part of Portneuf Regional County Municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region.

The place has earned the title of Rock Capital of Portneuf County because of its rock quarries that have played a significant role in the local economy. Even its name makes reference to these quarries (carrière means "quarry").[1]

History[edit]

Since the early 19th century, the area has been known for its quarries of Trenton Limestone, that was used for many construction projects in that time period. The village, first known as Poiré, got its post office in 1863. By 1901, the place was called Châteauvert, in honour of Georges Châteauvert, who was postmaster, owner of the rock quarries, and first mayor from 1901 to 1903. That same year, the Parish of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières was formed by separating from Saint-Alban, Grondines, and Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault. A year later, it became a civil parish. After 1911, the village was called by its parish name. In 1918, the place was incorporated as the Village Municipality of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières.[1]

On June 12, 2004, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières gained city status.[1]

Notable persons born in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 2862 (2006 to 2011 population change: 3.2%)
  • Population in 2006: 2774
  • Population in 2001: 2855
  • Population in 1996: 2955
  • Population in 1991: 2844

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1248 (total dwellings: 1282)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.4%
  • French as first language: 98.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Saint-Marc-des-Carrières (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Marc-des-Carrières census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census