Minganie Regional County Municipality

Minganie is a regional county municipality in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. It includes Anticosti Island. Its seat is Havre-Saint-Pierre.

Minganie
Location of Minganie
Coordinates: 50°14′N 63°36′W / 50.233°N 63.600°W / 50.233; -63.600Coordinates: 50°14′N 63°36′W / 50.233°N 63.600°W / 50.233; -63.600[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCôte-Nord
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatHavre-Saint-Pierre
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectLuc Noël
Area
 • Total73,725.10 km2 (28,465.42 sq mi)
 • Land56,116.77 km2 (21,666.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3][4]
 • Total6,582
 • Density0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 3.0%
 • Dwellings
3,038
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrc.minganie.org

It has an area of 73,725.10 square kilometres (28,465.42 sq mi) according to Quebec's Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire (which includes coastal, lake, and river water territory and also disputed land within Labrador), or a land area of 56,116.77 square kilometres (21,666.81 sq mi) according to Statistics Canada. The population from the Canada 2011 Census was 6,582[4] and in 2016 it was 11,323.[5] The majority live in Havre-Saint-Pierre.[2]

Minganie and the neighbouring Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality are grouped into the single census division of Minganie—Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (known as Minganie–Basse-Côte-Nord before 2010). The combined population at the Canada 2011 Census was 11,708.[3]

Until 2002, Minganie RCM encompassed the entire lower north shore right up to Blanc-Sablon. In 2002, it lost all the coastal communities east of the Natashquan River when the Basse-Côte-Nord Territory was formed. In July 2010, the RCM lost another 44% of its territory when the (uninhabited) Petit-Mécatina unorganized territory was transferred to the newly created Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, which superseded Basse-Côte-Nord.[6]

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 9 subdivisions and 2 native reserves 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:[7]

River basinsEdit

 
Falls on the Manitou River
 
Natashquan River near its mouth

There are a number of large rivers that flow in a generally north-south direction through Minganie to enter the Gulf. Near the coast the river basins tend to narrow in towards the river mouth, and between their mouths are areas that drain into the Gulf through smaller streams. From west to east, the larger river basins, which may cover parts of Labrador, Sept-Rivières or Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, are:[8]

River Basin size Mouth coordinates Map link
km2 sq. mile
Bouleau 684 264 50°16′55″N 65°30′53″W / 50.281944°N 65.514722°W / 50.281944; -65.514722 EFPVK
Sault Plat 87.7 33.9 50°17′34″N 65°26′35″W / 50.292778°N 65.443056°W / 50.292778; -65.443056 EIBXJ
Tortue 793 306 50°18′03″N 65°22′27″W / 50.300833°N 65.374167°W / 50.300833; -65.374167 EIHTJ
Manitou 2,653 1,024 50°17′52″N 65°14′29″W / 50.297778°N 65.241389°W / 50.297778; -65.241389 EHDEJ
Chaloupe 202 78 50°17′35″N 65°07′19″W / 50.293056°N 65.121944°W / 50.293056; -65.121944 EFVQV
Sheldrake 1,183 457 50°16′18″N 64°55′45″W / 50.271667°N 64.929167°W / 50.271667; -64.929167 EIDHB
Tonnerre 692 267 50°16′25″N 64°46′46″W / 50.273611°N 64.779444°W / 50.273611; -64.779444 EIHQL
Jupitagon 223 86 50°17′14″N 64°35′04″W / 50.287222°N 64.584444°W / 50.287222; -64.584444 EGURN
Magpie 7,646 2,952 50°19′11″N 64°27′32″W / 50.319722°N 64.458889°W / 50.319722; -64.458889 EHCNP
Saint-Jean 5,599 2,162 50°17′00″N 64°20′04″W / 50.283333°N 64.334444°W / 50.283333; -64.334444 EIACM
Mingan 2,321 896 50°17′45″N 63°59′22″W / 50.295833°N 63.989444°W / 50.295833; -63.989444 EHGSU
Romaine 14,510 5,600 50°18′08″N 63°48′12″W / 50.302222°N 63.803333°W / 50.302222; -63.803333 EHXDD
Ours 260 100 50°17′54″N 63°03′29″W / 50.298333°N 63.058056°W / 50.298333; -63.058056 EHMZM
Corneille 563 217 50°17′04″N 62°53′53″W / 50.2844444°N 62.8980556°W / 50.2844444; -62.8980556 EFZNQ
Piashti 386 149 50°17′11″N 62°48′19″W / 50.2863889°N 62.8052778°W / 50.2863889; -62.8052778 EHQDT
Quetachou 1,017 393 50°18′37″N 62°43′26″W / 50.3102778°N 62.7238889°W / 50.3102778; -62.7238889 EHTZO
Véronique 111 43 50°18′39″N 62°42′12″W / 50.3108333°N 62.7033333°W / 50.3108333; -62.7033333 EIKWH
Watshishou 1,044 403 50°16′10″N 62°41′33″W / 50.2694444°N 62.6925°W / 50.2694444; -62.6925 EIMMB
Little Watshishou 413 159 50°16′19″N 62°37′54″W / 50.2719444°N 62.6316667°W / 50.2719444; -62.6316667 EIMMC
Pashashibou 154 59 50°16′39″N 62°20′55″W / 50.2775°N 62.3486111°W / 50.2775; -62.3486111 EHOAQ
Nabisipi 2,086 805 50°13′59″N 62°13′14″W / 50.2330556°N 62.2205556°W / 50.2330556; -62.2205556 EHJDV
Aguanish 5,777 2,231 50°13′05″N 62°05′10″W / 50.2180556°N 62.0861111°W / 50.2180556; -62.0861111 EKVRE
Natashquan 16,005 6,180 50°07′07″N 61°48′26″W / 50.1186111°N 61.8072222°W / 50.1186111; -61.8072222 EHJNH

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reference number 141053 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b c d "Geographic code 981 in the official Répertoire des municipalités". www.mamh.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation.
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2498) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Derived indirectly from Minganie—Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent census division Hierarchy data, by summing up data for Aguanish, Baie-Johan-Beetz, Havre-Saint-Pierre, L'Île-d'Anticosti, Lac-Jérôme, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Mingan, Natashquan (reserve), Natashquan (township), Rivière-Saint-Jean and Rivière-au-Tonnerre census subdivisions.
  5. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Minganie--Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Census division [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Audrée Soucy (July 2010), "Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC)" (PDF), Modifications aux municipalités du Québec, Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec, ISSN 1715-6408, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-12, retrieved 2010-09-17
  7. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  8. ^ Portrait préliminaire de la zone de gestion intégrée de l'eau par bassin versant Duplessis (PDF) (in French), OBV Duplessis, April 2015, p. 20, retrieved 2019-09-29

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