Egan-Sud, Quebec

Egan-Sud is a municipality in the La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, directly north of Maniwaki.

Evans Lake
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°26′N 76°00′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLa Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
ConstitutedNovember 17, 1920
  MayorNeil Gagnon
  Federal ridingPontiac
  Prov. ridingGatineau
  Total50.90 km2 (19.65 sq mi)
  Land51.39 km2 (19.84 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
  Density10.5/km2 (27/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J9E 3A9
Area code(s)819

Egan-South has a residential, agricultural, and commercial character, the latter mainly concentrated along Highway 105.[4]

To protect the water quality of Evens Lake and highlight the beauty of it, the city council plans to build an illuminated water fountain in its centre. In addition to being visible from Highway 105, the fountain would increase oxygenation of the lake. In the winter, Evens Lake is home to the largest ice rink built by the MRC, having a circular route of about 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long.[4]


Settlement in this area by Europeans began in the mid-nineteenth century. By 1863, there was a population of 140 people, most of Irish origin and almost all Catholics. In 1864, the Egan Township was proclaimed, named in memory of John Egan (1811-1857), an Irish immigrant, owner of large logging concessions in the Outaouais, and holder of several political offices. In 1881, the Municipality Township of Egan was formed.[5]

In 1920, Egan Township was split up into the municipalities of Egan-Sud, Bois-Franc, and Montcerf (now Montcerf-Lytton).[5]


Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 542
  • Population in 2006: 508
  • Population in 2001: 539 (R)
  • Population in 1996: 578
  • Population in 1991: 520

(R) = Revised count.[6]

The language statistics are as follows (as of the 2006 Census): 89% of Egan-Sud speak French as their first language, 4% speak English as their first language, 3% speak both French and English as a first language and 4% have a different first language.


  1. Reference number 20581 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Geographic code 83075 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. "(Code 2483075) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. "Egan-Sud" (in French). MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  5. "Egan-Sud (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  6. Statistics Canada - Population and dwelling count amendments to the 2001 Census
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