Wemindji (Cree village municipality)

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Wemindji
Cree village municipality
Wemindji is located in Quebec
Wemindji
Wemindji
Coordinates (16, rue Beaver[1]): 52°55′N 78°47′W / 52.917°N 78.783°W / 52.917; -78.783Coordinates: 52°55′N 78°47′W / 52.917°N 78.783°W / 52.917; -78.783[2]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Nord-du-Québec
RCM None
Constituted June 28, 1978
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rodney Mark
 • Prov. riding Ungava
Area[1][3]
 • Total 184.90 km2 (71.39 sq mi)
 • Land 171.06 km2 (66.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Change (2006–11) N/A
 • Dwellings 0
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0M 1L0
Area code(s) 819
Website www.wemindji-nation.qc.ca

Wemindji is a Cree village municipality in the territory of Eeyou Istchee in northern Quebec; it has a distinct legal status and classification from other kinds of village municipalities in Quebec: Naskapi village municipalities, northern villages (Inuit communities), and ordinary villages.

As with all other Cree village municipalities in Quebec, there is a counterpart Cree reserved land of the same name located nearby: Wemindji.

Despite the title of "village municipality" and the formalities that go along with it (for instance, having a mayor), Statistics Canada lists it (and all other Cree village municipalities in Quebec) as having no resident population or residential infrastructure (dwellings); it is the Cree reserved lands that are listed as having population and residential dwellings in the 2011 census, the 2006 census, and earlier censuses.

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