Saint-Anicet

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Saint-Anicet
Municipality
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Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Saint-Anicet is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Anicet
Saint-Anicet
Location in southern Quebec
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Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Alain Castagner
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 180.20 km2 (69.58 sq mi)
 • Land 135.16 km2 (52.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,523
 • Density 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 7.1%
 • Dwellings 1,965
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1M0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 132
Website www.municipalite-
saint-anicet.qc.ca

Saint-Anicet is a municipality in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie administrative region of Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,523.

Geography

Saint-Anicet is located in the southwestern Montérégie region of Quebec, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

Communities

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

  • Cazaville (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) – a hamlet in the southern portion of the municipality on Route 132.
  • Plage-Somerville (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) – a hamlet located on Baie de Somerville in the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Pointe-Leblanc (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) – a hamlet located along the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Port Lewis (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) – a hamlet located along the Saint Lawrence River on Route 132.

Lakes & Rivers

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

  • Rivière La Guerre (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) – runs in a southeast to northwest direction to the Saint Lawrence River.

Demographics

Population

Historical Census Data - Saint-Anicet, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 2,215 —    
1996 2,549 +15.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 2,630 +3.2%
2006 2,717 +3.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 2,523 −7.1%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue Language - Saint-Anicet, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
2,525
2,040 Decrease 9.3% 80.79% 395 Increase 27.4% 15.64% 40 Decrease 11.1% 1.58% 50 Decrease 54.5% 1.98%
2006
2,715
2,250 Increase 9.2% 82.87% 310 Decrease 12.7% 11.42% 45 Decrease 43.8% 1.66% 110 Increase 15.8% 4.05%
2001
2,590
2,060 Increase 2.7% 79.54% 355 Decrease 21.1% 13.71% 80 Increase 166.7% 3.09% 95 Increase 171.4% 3.67%
1996
2,520
2,005 n/a 79.56% 450 n/a 17.86% 30 n/a 1.19% 35 n/a 1.39%

Historic site and museum

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Droulers Tsiionhiakwatha

In the south of Saint-Anicet the Tsiionhiakwatha/Droulers archaeological site interpretation center was opened on May 15, 2010. It is where the most important Iroquoian village in Quebec lies. Circa 1450, approximately 500 St.Lawrence Iroquoians established a village near the La Guerre River.[8]

Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha was designated a Site du patrimoine constitué under provincial legislation in 2005,[9] and a National Historic Site of Canada in 2007.[10]

See also

External links

  • Virtual Museum of Canada, The St. Lawrence Iroquoians — virtual exhibit about the St. Lawrence Iroquoian people, based on the archaeological excavations at the Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha site.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Reference number 55616 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Anicet
  3. Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BEAUHARNOIS--SALABERRY (Quebec)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Saint-Anicet, Quebec Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content
  5. "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. Tsiionhiakwatha/Droulers Archaeological Site Interpretation Centre
  9. Site archéologique Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  10. Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 24 March 2012.