Saint-Tite-des-Caps

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Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Municipality
Saint-Tite-des-Caps.jpg
Motto: Travail Vertu
Location within La Côte-de-Beaupré RCM.
Location within La Côte-de-Beaupré RCM.
Saint-Tite-des-Caps is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°08′N 70°46′W / 47.133°N 70.767°W / 47.133; -70.767Coordinates: 47°08′N 70°46′W / 47.133°N 70.767°W / 47.133; -70.767[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM La Côte-de-Beaupré
Settled 1853
Constituted December 24, 1872
Government[2]
 • Mayor Pierre Dion
 • Federal riding Montmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area[2][3]
 • Total 129.80 km2 (50.12 sq mi)
 • Land 129.25 km2 (49.90 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,506
 • Density 11.7/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.6%
 • Dwellings 814
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 4J0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 138
Route 360
Website www.sainttite
descaps.com

Saint-Tite-des-Caps is a municipality in La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality in Quebec, Canada. Located on Route 138 to Baie-Saint-Paul, this road climbs up sharply to about 700 meters (2,300 ft) to reach the town nestled in a valley. The Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River forms the municipal western boundary.

The place is named after Titus, companion of Saint Paul, whereas "des-Caps" indicates its position within the Capes Region, that stretches from Cape Tourmente to Baie-Saint-Paul.[1]

History[edit]

In 1853, the mission was founded, that became the Parish of Saint-Tite-des-Caps in 1876 when it separated from Saint-Joachim. In 1866, its post office opened. In 1872, the Municipality of Saint-Tite-des-Caps was incorporated.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1506 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 1440
  • Population in 2001: 1426
  • Population in 1996: 1522
  • Population in 1991: 1523

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 656 (total dwellings: 814)

Mother tongue:

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

List of mayors[edit]

Mayors of Saint-Tite-des-Caps since incorporation:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Tite-des-Caps (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Tite-des-Caps
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Tite-des-Caps census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Conseil Municipal" (in French). Municipalité de Saint-Tite-des-Caps. Retrieved 2010-04-30.