PipiWiki

Saint-Gabriel, Quebec

Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec D'Autray Regional County Municipality Lanaudière
For other places named Saint-Gabriel in Quebec, see Saint Gabriel (disambiguation).
Saint-Gabriel
Town hall of Saint-Gabriel
Town hall of Saint-Gabriel
Location within D'Autray RCM
Location within D'Autray RCM
Saint-Gabriel is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Gabriel
Saint-Gabriel
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°18′N 73°23′W / 46.300°N 73.383°W / 46.300; -73.383Coordinates: 46°18′N 73°23′W / 46.300°N 73.383°W / 46.300; -73.383[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMD'Autray
Settled1825
ConstitutedDecember 17, 1892
Government
 • MayorGaétan Gravel
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
Area
 • Total12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
 • Land2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total2,844
 • Density1,012.3/km2 (2,622/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 0.6%
 • Dwellings
1,578
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 347
Route 348

Saint-Gabriel is a town in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the D'Autray Regional County Municipality. It is located on the shores of Lake Maskinongé, in the shadows of the Laurentian Mountains.

History

The first settlers were Loyalists, Irish, and Scottish, arriving around 1825 to the shores of Lake Maskinongé, where they formed a community that was known as Lake Maskinongé Settlement by 1827, and later as the Mission of Lac-Maskinongé. In 1837, the name Saint-Gabriel-du-Lac-Maskinongé came in use but was changed to Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in 1840. This name refers to the angel Gabriel and the geographic township of Brandon that was proclaimed in 1827 and in which it is located.[4]

In 1851, the Parish of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon was founded and the post office opened that same year. In 1855, the Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon Parish Municipality was established [4] and the town of Saint-Gabriel remained part of this parish municipality until 1892, when it separated and became the Village Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon. In 1967, it changed its status and name to Ville de Saint-Gabriel by then Mayor Yvan Comeau.[1]

Demographics

Population trend:[5]

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1340 (total dwellings: 1578)

Mother tongue:

Education

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Saint-Gabriel (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52080 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Gabriel census profile
  4. ^ a b "Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.