Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, Quebec

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Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac
Parish municipality
Location within Mékinac RCM.
Location within Mékinac RCM.
Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac
Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°49′N 72°46′W / 46.817°N 72.767°W / 46.817; -72.767Coordinates: 46°49′N 72°46′W / 46.817°N 72.767°W / 46.817; -72.767[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
RCM Mékinac
Constituted November 2, 1905
Government[2]
 • Mayor Guy Dessureault
 • Federal riding Saint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. riding Laviolette
Area[2][3]
 • Total 155.50 km2 (60.04 sq mi)
 • Land 144.59 km2 (55.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 438
 • Density 3.0/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 35.2%
 • Dwellings 301
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0X 2E0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 155
Route 159
Website www.stroch
demekinac.com

Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac is a parish municipality in the Mékinac Regional County Municipality, in administrative region of Mauricie, in the province of Quebec in Canada.

Geography[edit]

Municipal territory covers both side of Saint-Maurice River. The village of Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac is located at the top of a hill on Eastern side of Saint-Maurice River.

Toponymy[edit]

The Saint-Roch parish was named in honour of Roch of Montpellier. The term Mékinac is associated with several homonyms of place names in the sector: Mékinac River, Saint-Joseph-de-Mékinac and Mékinac Lake.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend[4]
Year Population Variation (%) Median age
2011 438 Increase+35,2 % 55,6 years
2006 324 Increase+5,9 %
2001 306 Increase+2,7 %
1996 298 Increase+2,0 %
1991 292
1986

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 227 (total dwellings: 301)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 97%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 57594 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-Roch-de-Mékinac
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2435045) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ Données extraites des différents recensements de Statistique Canada et Institut de la statistique du Québec