Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Quebec

La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Quebec D'Autray Regional County Municipality Saint Lawrence River
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Location within D'Autray RCM.
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°04′N 73°08′W / 46.067°N 73.133°W / 46.067; -73.133Coordinates: 46°04′N 73°08′W / 46.067°N 73.133°W / 46.067; -73.133[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedFebruary 11, 1897
Named forIgnatius of Loyola[1]
 • MayorJean-Luc Barthe
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
 • Total72.50 km2 (27.99 sq mi)
 • Land36.16 km2 (13.96 sq mi)
 • Total2,086
 • Density57.7/km2 (149/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 8.4%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 158

Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola is a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the D'Autray Regional County Municipality. Its territory is located on 33 of the Sorel Islands in the Saint Lawrence River where it flows into Lac Saint-Pierre, the largest of which are île Madame, île aux Ours, and La Grande Île.[1]


In 1895, the Parish of Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola was formed, and named in honour of the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius López de Loyola (1491-1556). In 1896, its post office opened and a year later, the parish municipality was established by separating from La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas.[1]

On October 31, 2012, it changed status from a parish municipality to municipality.[1]


Population trend:[4]

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 885 (total dwellings: 945)

Mother tongue:


Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools, including:

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

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Reference number 416631 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52045 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "L'école primaire de Saint-Ignace fermée temporairement". L'Action d'Autray. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  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.