Larouche, Quebec

Larouche is a municipality in Quebec, Canada, part of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality. It is located along Quebec Route 170 between Jonquière and Saint-Bruno, just south of the Saguenay River.

Larouche
Larouche
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°27′N 71°31′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMLe Fjord-du-Saguenay
Settled1910
ConstitutedMarch 21, 1922
Government
  MayorRéjean Bédard
  Federal ridingJonquière—Alma
  Prov. ridingLac-Saint-Jean
Area
  Total89.60 km2 (34.59 sq mi)
  Land84.76 km2 (32.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total1,277
  Density15.1/km2 (39/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
6.4%
  Dwellings
641
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0W 1Z0
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.villedelarouche.qc.ca

History

In the early 1910s, several families settled in the area. In 1911, the settlement got its post office and in 1922, the Parish Municipality of Larouche was incorporated, named after William Larouche (1835-1917), a pioneer who was among the area's first settlers.[1]

In 2000, the parish municipality changed its status to municipality.[1]

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1277 (2006 to 2011 population change: 6.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 1200
  • Population in 2001: 1050
  • Population in 1996: 1049
  • Population in 1991: 1004

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 510 (total dwellings: 641)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1%

References

  1. "Larouche (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Larouche
  3. "Larouche census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. "Larouche community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
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