Sept-Rivières Regional County Municipality
|Regional county municipality|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Effective||March 18, 1981|
|• Prefect||Serge Lévesque|
|• Total||32,571.60 km2 (12,575.97 sq mi)|
|• Land||30,469.17 km2 (11,764.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.2/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||1.5%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
The census groups Sept-Rivières RCM with neighbouring Caniapiscau Regional County Municipality RCM into the single census division of Sept-Rivières—Caniapiscau. In the Canada 2011 Census, the combined population was 39,500. The population of Sept-Rivières RCM itself was 35,240, of whom the vast majority live in the city of Sept-Îles.
Sept-Rivières is located in the central part of Côte-Nord. It is bordered by the regional county municipalities of Manicouagan, Caniapiscau, and Minganie, as well as by the southwest corner of Labrador and by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is mostly covered by the Laurentian mountains. It is a very sparsely populated and undeveloped region with its population highly concentrated along the coast, mostly at Sept-Îles (about three-fourths of the population).
It allegedly takes its name from seven major rivers that join the Saint Lawrence within the territory: Moisie, Sainte-Marguerite, Trinité, Pentecôte, aux Rochers, Pigou and Manitou. But neither the Trinité River nor the Pigou River reaches the Saint Lawrence within the limits of the regional county municipality, and many other rivers could be amongst those "seven rivers".
There are four subdivisions and two native reserves within the RCM:
Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:
- Reference number 141179 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 971 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2497) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Derived indirectly from Sept-Rivières—Caniapiscau census division Hierarchy data, by summing up data for Lac-Walker, Maliotenam, Port-Cartier, Rivière-Nipissis, Sept-Îles and Uashat census subdivisions.
- Official Transport Quebec Road Map
||Caniapiscau RCM||Division No. 10|
|Manicouagan RCM||Minganie RCM|
|Gulf of Saint Lawrence
La Matanie RCM
|Gulf of Saint Lawrence
La Haute-Gaspésie RCM