La Corne

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La Corne is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec in Abitibi Regional County Municipality.

La Corne
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Location within Abitibi RCM.
Location within Abitibi RCM.
La Corne is located in Western Quebec
La Corne
La Corne
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°21′N 78°00′W / 48.350°N 78.000°W / 48.350; -78.000Coordinates: 48°21′N 78°00′W / 48.350°N 78.000°W / 48.350; -78.000[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionAbitibi-Témiscamingue
RCMAbitibi
Settledc. 1935
ConstitutedAugust 2, 1975
Government
 • MayorMichel Lévesque
 • Federal ridingAbitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. ridingAbitibi-Ouest
Area
 • Total329.90 km2 (127.38 sq mi)
 • Land310.43 km2 (119.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total700
 • Density2.3/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.6%
 • Dwellings
404
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code819
Highways Route 111
Websitewww.lacorne.ca

The place is named in honour of Louis de La Corne (1703–1761), a French naval officer who was wounded in the Battle of Sainte-Foy in 1760. Until 1978, the place name was incorrectly spelled as Lacorne.[1]

From 1955 to 1965, La Corne was home to Canada's only lithium mine. The underground mine had a 150 m (490 ft) deep shaft and lateral workings on three levels, and provided lithium to the glass and ceramics industries. With the advent of lithium batteries for electric cars and a myriad of consumer electronic products, the mine is currently being studied for reopening in late 2012 as an open-pit mine.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 700 (2006 to 2011 population change: 2.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 682
  • Population in 2001: 629
  • Population in 1996: 621
  • Population in 1991: 616

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 283 (total dwellings: 404)

Mother tongue:[6]

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 98.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Municipal councilEdit

  • Mayor: Michel Lévesque
  • Councillors: André Beauchemin, Éric Comeau, André Gélinas, Michel Larouche, Martin St-Pierre, Véronique Veilleux

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Reference number 72436 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b "La Corne". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  3. ^ a b "La Corne census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  4. ^ "Quebec Lithium Project". Canada Lithium Corp. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "La Corne community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-11.