Chute-Saint-Philippe, Quebec

Chute-Saint-Philippe is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality.

Chute-Saint-Philippe
Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM
Chute-Saint-Philippe
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°39′N 75°14′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMAntoine-Labelle
ConstitutedOctober 26, 1940
Government
  MayorNormand St-Amour
  Federal ridingLaurentides—Labelle
  Prov. ridingLabelle
Area
  Total321.40 km2 (124.09 sq mi)
  Land298.73 km2 (115.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total892
  Density3.0/km2 (8/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
0.2%
  Dwellings
860
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0W 1A0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 311
Websitewww.chute-
saint-philippe.ca

The village is located in a fairly flat valley surrounded by a mountainous area of the Laurentian Hills that are dominated by mixed forest.[1]

History

The settlement initially had the name Chute-Leon at the beginning of the 20th century, in memory of Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903), and was called Victoria Falls by 1903, in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901).[1]

In 1921, a mission was founded here with Philip the Apostle as its patron saint. In 1934, the place was renamed to Chute-Saint-Philippe, taking its name from a drop on the Kiamika River and the patron saint. In 1966, the mission received its status as a parish.[1]

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 892 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.2%)
  • Population in 2006: 890
  • Population in 2001: 823
  • Population in 1996: 778
  • Population in 1991: 698

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 424 (total dwellings: 860)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 2.3%
  • French as first language: 94.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 3.4%


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