Albanel, Quebec

Albanel is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within the regional county municipality of Maria-Chapdelaine. The municipality had a population of 2,262 as of the Canada 2016 Census.[3]

Albanel
Albanel
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°53′N 72°27′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMMaria-Chapdelaine
Settled1880s
Constituted11 April 1990
Government
  MayorFrancine Chiasson
  Federal ridingLac-Saint-Jean
  Prov. ridingRoberval
Area
  Total205.00 km2 (79.15 sq mi)
  Land197.16 km2 (76.12 sq mi)
Population
  Total2,262
  Density11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
  Pop (2011–16)
1.4%
  Dwellings
988
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G8M
Area code(s)418 and 581
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.albanel.ca

History

The geographic township of Albanel was proclaimed in 1883, named after Jesuit missionary and explorer Charles Albanel (ca. 1616-1696). It had excellent land for farming, among the finest in the Lac Saint-Jean region at the time. Circa 1891, a mission was established in the township, served by pastors from Saint-Méthode and Normandin. In 1892, the Albanel post office opened. In 1899, the township was incorporated as the Township Municipality of Albanel.[1]

The presence of adequate hydraulic power, in particular the Chute aux Français on the Mistassini River, and several dairies had contributed to modest, but significant, economic growth of the village of Albanel. In 1930, it separated from the township and formed the Village Municipality of Albanel.[1]

In April 1990, the township and village municipalities of Albanel were merged again to form the Municipality of Albanel.[1]

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 2293 (2006 to 2011 population change: -1.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 2326
  • Population in 2001: 2455
  • Population in 1996: 2540
  • Population in 1991: 2496

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 900 (total dwellings: 950)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0.4%
  • French as first language: 98.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.7%

Climate

Climate data for Albanel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
7.8
(46.0)
16.5
(61.7)
28
(82)
32.8
(91.0)
35.6
(96.1)
35.6
(96.1)
36.1
(97.0)
32.8
(91.0)
28.3
(82.9)
19.4
(66.9)
10.4
(50.7)
36.1
(97.0)
Average high °C (°F) −11.8
(10.8)
−9
(16)
−2
(28)
6.9
(44.4)
16.2
(61.2)
21.6
(70.9)
24.1
(75.4)
22.4
(72.3)
16.3
(61.3)
8.8
(47.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−8.7
(16.3)
7.1
(44.8)
Average low °C (°F) −22.8
(−9.0)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
3.7
(38.7)
8.9
(48.0)
11.7
(53.1)
10.5
(50.9)
5.5
(41.9)
0.2
(32.4)
−6.8
(19.8)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−3.8
(25.2)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−37.2
(−35.0)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−11.7
(10.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
1.1
(34.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
−6.7
(19.9)
−13.3
(8.1)
−30
(−22)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61.7
(2.43)
47
(1.9)
51.5
(2.03)
59.8
(2.35)
87.5
(3.44)
80.9
(3.19)
108.6
(4.28)
96.9
(3.81)
89.9
(3.54)
67.5
(2.66)
63.3
(2.49)
72.4
(2.85)
886.7
(34.91)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

References

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