Lac-Pikauba, Quebec

Lac-Pikauba is an unorganized territory in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada. It is a large, unpopulated, undeveloped territory that makes up two-thirds of the Charlevoix Regional County Municipality.

Lac-Pikauba
Grands-Jardins National Park
Location within Charlevoix RCM.
Lac-Pikauba
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°48′N 71°07′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMCharlevoix
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1986
Government
  Federal ridingMontmorency—Charlevoix
—Haute-Côte-Nord
  Prov. ridingCharlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area
  Total2,512.50 km2 (970.08 sq mi)
  Land2,461.22 km2 (950.28 sq mi)
Population
  Total0
  Density0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
N/A
  Dwellings
208
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Highways Route 169
Route 175
Route 381

The entire area west of Quebec Route 381, which bisects the territory, is part of the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve and the Grands-Jardins National Park. A portion of the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park is in the north-eastern part of the territory.

The territory's largest lake is the eponymous Lake Pikauba. This toponym comes from the Montagnais word Opikopau. Opi is a root to indicate that something is enclosed or confined. Kopau describes a lake with alders, reeds, or other. So Pikauba may be translated as "lake narrowed by Alders". The map of provincial surveyor Frederic William Blaiklock from 1852 referred to this lake by the name Chicoutimi Lake.[4]

Demographics

Population:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 0
  • Population in 2006: 0
  • Population in 2001: 0
  • Population in 1996: 0
  • Population in 1991: 5

References

  1. Reference number 149564 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Lac-Pikauba
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Lac-Pikauba census profile
  4. "Lac Pikauba" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census



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