Maskinongé Regional County Municipality

Maskinongé is a regional county municipality in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Louiseville. It is located adjacent on the west of Trois-Rivières on the Saint Lawrence River.

Maskinongé
Location of Maskinongé
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°56′W / 46.317°N 72.933°W / 46.317; -72.933Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°56′W / 46.317°N 72.933°W / 46.317; -72.933[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMauricie
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatLouiseville
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectRobert Lalonde
Area
 • Total2,502.40 km2 (966.18 sq mi)
 • Land2,384.76 km2 (920.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total36,316
 • Density15.2/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Increase 0.1%
 • Dwellings
19,075
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)819
Websitewww.mrc-maskinonge.qc.ca
[4]

The population according to the 2016 Canadian Census was 36,316, an increase of 0.1% over the 2011 population.[3]

HistoryEdit

The RCM was formed on January 1, 1982, and it consisted of Hunterstown Township (now part of Saint-Paulin); Belleau Municipality (now part of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts); the parish municipalities of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Sainte-Angèle (since renamed to Sainte-Angèle-de-Premont), Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche (now part of Yamachiche), Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup (now part of Louiseville), Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Édouard (since renamed to Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé), Saint-Joseph-de-Maskinongé (now part of Maskinongé), Saint-Justin, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Paulin, Saint-Sévère, and Sainte-Ursule; and the village municipalities of Louiseville, Maskinongé, Saint-Paulin, and Yamachiche.

On January 1, 2002, the municipalities of Charette, Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (since renamed to Saint-Boniface), Saint-Élie (since renamed to Saint-Élie-de-Caxton), Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, and Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc were transferred to the Maskinongé Regional County Municipality when the Centre-de-la-Mauricie and Francheville Regional Counties were dissolved.

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 17 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

TransportationEdit

Access RoutesEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 141058 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 510 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Maskinongé, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "(Code 2451) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map