L'Isle-Verte, Quebec

L'Isle-Verte is a small municipality located along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Quebec, Canada. The name of the village refers to Île Verte (French for "Green Island"), a nearby island that is not within its municipal boundaries. Village and island are joined by a seasonal ferry.

L'Isle-Verte
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Location within Rivière-du-Loup RCM.
Location within Rivière-du-Loup RCM.
L'Isle-Verte is located in Eastern Quebec
L'Isle-Verte
L'Isle-Verte
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°01′N 69°20′W / 48.017°N 69.333°W / 48.017; -69.333Coordinates: 48°01′N 69°20′W / 48.017°N 69.333°W / 48.017; -69.333[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
RCMRivière-du-Loup
ConstitutedFebruary 9, 2000
Government
 • MayorUrsule Thériault
 • Federal ridingMontmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
 • Prov. ridingRivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata
Area
 • Total222.00 km2 (85.71 sq mi)
 • Land117.37 km2 (45.32 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,469
 • Density12.5/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 0.3%
 • Dwellings
681
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418
Highways
A-20

Route 132
Websitewww.municipalite.
lisle-verte.qc.ca

It is known for its lamb, fed in a salted marsh, a luxury product in Quebec. Its marshes along the Saint Lawrence River are a protected bird sanctuary part of the Baie de l'Isle-Verte Ramsar wetland.

On January 23, 2014, a major fire destroyed the Résidence du Havre, a home for the elderly, killing thirty-two residents.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1469 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 1464
  • Population in 2001: 1519
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -3.6%
  • Population in 1996: 1567 (adjusted for boundary change)
  • Population in 1991: 1013

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 616 (total dwellings: 681)

Languages:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1%
 
La Rivière Verte (Green river) that crosses the municipality

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 359442 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "L'Isle-Verte". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  3. ^ a b "L'Isle-Verte census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  4. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/l-isle-verte-search-resumes-remains-of-3-victims-found-1.2519899
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Charles Borromée Rouleau)". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  7. ^ "Genealogy (Charles Borome Rouleau)". Retrieved 2014-03-29.

External linksEdit

  Media related to L'Isle-Verte, Quebec at Wikimedia Commons