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Lac-des-Plages, Quebec

Papineau Regional County Municipality Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk, Quebec Outaouais
Lac-des-Plages
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Location within Papineau RCM
Location within Papineau RCM
Lac-des-Plages is located in Western Quebec
Lac-des-Plages
Lac-des-Plages
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 46°00′N 74°54′W / 46.000°N 74.900°W / 46.000; -74.900Coordinates: 46°00′N 74°54′W / 46.000°N 74.900°W / 46.000; -74.900[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMPapineau
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1950
Government
 • MayorJosée Simon
 • Federal ridingArgenteuil—La Petite-Nation
 • Prov. ridingPapineau
Area
 • Total168.20 km2 (64.94 sq mi)
 • Land152.94 km2 (59.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total431
 • Density2.8/km2 (7/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Decrease -17.4%
 • Dwellings
704
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 323
Websitewww.lacdesplages.com Edit this at Wikidata

Lac-des-Plages is a town and municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality. It is named after Lac des Plages (French for "Lake of Beaches") which attracts many vacationers with the beauty of its beaches.[4]

History

The community and post office have been identified under several other names, following the name changes of the adjacent lake. It was first known as Lac Rond (Round Lake), Lac Desormeaux (in honour of pioneer Norbert Desormeaux who arrived in the territory in 1890), as well as Lac des Sables (Sand Lake).[4]

In 1950, the Municipality of Lac-des-Plages was formed when its territory detached from the United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.[4]

Demographics

Mother tongue:[3]

Lac-des-Plages

References

  1. ^ Reference number 33055 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 80130 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2480130) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Lac-des-Plages (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.