Normandin, Quebec

Normandin is a city located on the west side of Lac Saint-Jean in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Normandin
Normandin
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°50′N 72°32′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMMaria-Chapdelaine
Settled1878
ConstitutedMarch 10, 1979
Government
  MayorLucien Guillemette
  Federal ridingLac-Saint-Jean
  Prov. ridingRoberval
Area
  Total216.20 km2 (83.48 sq mi)
  Land212.24 km2 (81.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total3,137
  Density14.8/km2 (38/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
2.6%
  Dwellings
1,414
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G8M
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.ville.normandin.qc.ca

Normandin is named after the surveyor Joseph-Laurent Normandin. Its history of European-Canadian settlement began in 1878 when the first pioneers arrived. Alphonse Laliberté was elected as Normandin's first mayor in 1890. In 1926, the village was set up as a municipality distinct from the township; the notary J.S.N. Turcotte occupied the function of first magistrate.

The city is the birthplace of radio talk show psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux. It is also the hometown (though not birthplace) of André Dédé Fortin, the late lead singer of Les Colocs.

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 3137 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 3220
  • Population in 2001: 3524
  • Population in 1996: 3873
  • Population in 1991: 3957

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1368 (total dwellings: 1414)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.3%

Notable people

References

  1. Reference number 92753 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: Normandin
  3. "Normandin census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. "Normandin community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  6. "Gilles Bouchard". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-09-21.

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