Saint-Roch-Ouest, Quebec

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Saint-Roch-Ouest
Municipality
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Saint-Roch-Ouest is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Roch-Ouest
Saint-Roch-Ouest
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°39′W / 45.850°N 73.650°W / 45.850; -73.650Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°39′W / 45.850°N 73.650°W / 45.850; -73.650[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Montcalm
Constituted June 4, 1921
Government[2]
 • Mayor Claude Mercier
 • Federal riding Montcalm
 • Prov. riding Rousseau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 20.10 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
 • Land 20.78 km2 (8.02 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 267
 • Density 12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Decrease 6.3%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0K 3H0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways[4]
A-25
Route 125
Route 158
Route 339
Website www.saint-roch-ouest.ca

Saint-Roch-Ouest is a municipality in Montcalm Regional County Municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada. Ouest is French for "west", indicating its position in relation to Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan.

History[edit]

Saint-Roch-Ouest was formed in 1921 when it separated from the Parish Municipality of Saint-Roch.[1]

Economy[edit]

The relatively rich soils encouraged agricultural activity all throughout its history and Saint-Roch-Ouest has retained agriculture as the most important economic sector. All land of the municipality is occupied by agricultural activity, in particular vegetable production and the cultivation of cereals. Additionally, there are also pork breeders and dairy farms.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 267 (2006 to 2011 population change: -6.3 %)
  • Population in 2006: 285
  • Population in 2001: 310
  • Population in 1996: 350 (or 312 when adjusted to 2001 boundaries)
  • Population in 1991: 357

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 97 (total dwellings: 102)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 100%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 57599 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 63040 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Roch-Ouest census profile
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  5. ^ "La municipalité de Saint-Roch-Ouest" (in French). Centre local de développement Montcalm. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census