Lac-Beauport, Quebec

Lac-Beauport is a town in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, located on the eponymous Lake Beauport. It has a population of about 7250 people, and lies about 25 kilometres north from downtown Quebec City.

Lac-Beauport
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Lac-Beauport
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°58′N 71°18′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMLa Jacques-Cartier
Settled1820
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
  MayorMichel Beaulieu
  Federal ridingPortneuf—Jacques-Cartier
  Prov. ridingChauveau
Area
  Total64.00 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
  Land61.27 km2 (23.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total7,281
  Density118.8/km2 (308/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
19.7%
  Dwellings
2,815
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G3B 0A1
Area code(s)418 and 581
HighwaysNo major routes
Websitewww.lac-beauport.ca

Lac-Beauport is the home of Le Relais ski centre.

History

Around 1820, a small cluster of homes was built on the present site of the municipality, named Waterloo Settlement by the English immigrants after the Anglo-Prussian victory at Waterloo. In 1845, the Municipality of St-Dunstan was formed, named after the local parish of Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport. It was abolished in 1847, but reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Dunstan-du-Lac-Beauport in 1855. In common use, it was only known as Lac-Beauport, prompting the town council to officially change the name in 1989.[1]

Demographics

Population

Historical Census Data - Lac-Beauport, Quebec[4]
YearPop.±%
1991 4,462    
1996 5,008+12.2%
YearPop.±%
2001 5,519+10.2%
2006 6,081+10.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 7,281+19.7%
2016 7,801+7.1%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 2619 (total dwellings: 2815)

Language

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 96.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 1.1%


See also

References

  1. "Lac-Beauport (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Lac-Beauport
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Lac-Beauport census profile
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census

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