Saint-Prime, Quebec

Saint-Prime is a municipality in Quebec, Canada, located within the regional county municipality of Le Domaine-du-Roy. The municipality had a population of 2,758 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and a land area of 147.16 km2.

Saint-Prime
The church of Saint-Prime
Motto(s): 
Je cultive, Dieu fait croître ("I cultivate, God makes it grow")
Saint-Prime
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Coordinates: 48°35′N 72°20′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMLe Domaine-du-Roy
Settled1862
ConstitutedJune 29, 1968
Government
  MayorBernard Généreux
  Federal ridingLac-Saint-Jean
  Prov. ridingRoberval
Area
  Total160.70 km2 (62.05 sq mi)
  Land147.16 km2 (56.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total2,758
  Density18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
3.6%
  Dwellings
1,216
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G8J 1T2
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.saint-prime.ca

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 2758 (2006 to 2011 population change: 3.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 2661
  • Population in 2001: 2702
  • Population in 1996: 2685
  • Population in 1991: 2522

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,094 (total dwellings: 1,216)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 98.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.1%

Climate

Saint-Prime has a humid continental climate[6] that is some way above the subarctic classification due to its warm summers. Winters, however, are very cold and the seasonal differences are severe, although not extreme by Canadian or Quebec standards. Precipitation levels are high, bringing lots of snowfall in winter, but are by no means extreme compared to adjacent areas.

Climate data for Saint-Prime
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14
(57)
11
(52)
17.5
(63.5)
29
(84)
34
(93)
37
(99)
36.5
(97.7)
34.5
(94.1)
35.5
(95.9)
25.5
(77.9)
21
(70)
11.5
(52.7)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −10.1
(13.8)
−7.7
(18.1)
−1.0
(30.2)
7.7
(45.9)
16.6
(61.9)
22.2
(72.0)
24.4
(75.9)
23.3
(73.9)
18.1
(64.6)
10.1
(50.2)
2.1
(35.8)
−6.1
(21.0)
8.2
(46.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.0
(1.4)
−14.2
(6.4)
−7.3
(18.9)
2.3
(36.1)
10.1
(50.2)
15.9
(60.6)
18.4
(65.1)
17.1
(62.8)
12.1
(53.8)
5.5
(41.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
−11.4
(11.5)
2.5
(36.5)
Average low °C (°F) −23.1
(−9.6)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−13.6
(7.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
3.5
(38.3)
9.4
(48.9)
12.3
(54.1)
10.9
(51.6)
6.8
(44.2)
0.9
(33.6)
−6.0
(21.2)
−16.7
(1.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −44.5
(−48.1)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−37.5
(−35.5)
−27
(−17)
−7.5
(18.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
2
(36)
−1
(30)
−7
(19)
−10
(14)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−44.5
(−48.1)
−44.5
(−48.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 55.3
(2.18)
46.1
(1.81)
50.0
(1.97)
57.7
(2.27)
65.4
(2.57)
75.9
(2.99)
118.3
(4.66)
79.2
(3.12)
84.2
(3.31)
64.3
(2.53)
72.7
(2.86)
64.2
(2.53)
833.2
(32.80)
Source: [7]

References

  1. Reference number 57543 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: Saint-Prime
  3. "Saint-Prime census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. "Saint-Prime community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  6. "St. Prime, Quebec Climate Summary". Weatherbase. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  7. "St. Prime Quebec Temperature Averages". Weatherbase. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
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