Lac-Nilgaut

Lac-Nilgaut is a large unorganized territory in the Outaouais region, Quebec, Canada. With a surface area of 9,851 km2 (3,803 sq mi), it makes up over 70% of the northern portion of Pontiac Regional County Municipality.

Lac-Nilgaut
Location within Pontiac RCM
Lac-Nilgaut
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 46°36′N 77°15′W[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMPontiac
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1986
Government
  Federal ridingPontiac
  Prov. ridingPontiac
Area
  Total9,851.50 km2 (3,803.69 sq mi)
  Land9,070.65 km2 (3,502.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total5
  Density0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal Code
J0X

The eponymous Lake Nilgaut is located roughly in the centre of the territory, at an altitude of over 300 metres (980 ft). This 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long lake is named after the nilgai (French: nilgaut), the largest Asian antelope and only found on the Indian subcontinent. The name was officially introduced in 1935, but it is unknown why this term was chosen to replace the original name Lac à l'Orignal (Moose Lake).[4]

Lake Nilgaut drains via the Nilgaut creek into the Noire River,[4] a major river that, together with the Coulonge River, bisects the territory.

Demographics

Historical Census Data - Lac-Nilgaut, Quebec[5]
YearPop.±%
1991 1    
1996 0−100.0%
2001 10    
2006 20+100.0%
2011 0−100.0%
2016 5    

See also

References

  1. Reference number 149853 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. "Lac-Nilgaut". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  3. "Lac-Nilgaut census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  4. "Lac Nilgaut" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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