Montmagny, Quebec

Montmagny (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃maɲi]) is a city in the Montmagny Regional County Municipality within the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec. It is the county seat and had a population, as of the Canada 2011 Census, of 11,491.

Montmagny
Saint Thomas Church
Saint Thomas Church
Location within Montmagny RCM.
Location within Montmagny RCM.
Montmagny is located in Southern Quebec
Montmagny
Montmagny
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°59′N 70°33′W / 46.983°N 70.550°W / 46.983; -70.550Coordinates: 46°59′N 70°33′W / 46.983°N 70.550°W / 46.983; -70.550[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMMontmagny
ConstitutedApril 2, 1966
Government
 • MayorRémy Langevin
 • Federal ridingMontmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-
du-Loup
 • Prov. ridingCôte-du-Sud
Area
 • Total145.00 km2 (55.98 sq mi)
 • Land126.07 km2 (48.68 sq mi)
Population
 • Total11,491
 • Density91.1/km2 (236/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 1.2%
 • Dwellings
5,512
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 132
Route 228
Route 283
Websitewww.ville.
montmagny.qc.ca

The city is on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, east of Quebec City, and was founded more than 350 years ago. It is Canada's Snow Goose Capital, and festivals include the International Accordion Festival in September and the Festival of the Snow Geese in October.

The city was named after Charles de Montmagny, the first to have the title of governor of New France. (Samuel de Champlain was commander in chief.)

Montmagny was the county seat of the former Montmagny County.

LocationEdit

 
Chutes de la Rivière du Sud

Montmagny is northwest of the Notre Dame Mountains, more commonly but unofficially called the Canadian extension of the Green Mountains as they are called in New England. While Mont Notre Dame is the official name, the vast majority of people living in the area stretching from Quebec City to the Gaspé Peninsula refer to them as simply "the Appalachians" (French: les Appalaches), the origin of the official designation of the region comprising Quebec City's South Shore suburbia to the US border to the east and the northeast, which is known as Chaudière-Appalaches, after the mountains and the main river flowing down from them into the St. Lawrence River

The city of Montmagny itself is parted by the South River (French: Rivière du Sud), where a smaller river, Bras-Saint-Nicolas, merges into it. The confluence of waters swells into a set of falls, leading to discharge into the Saint-Lawrence a short distance west of the city.

Montmagny is the seat of the judicial district of Montmagny.[4]

EconomyEdit

The industrial sector is the backbone of the economy. However, the city lost many jobs when Whirlpool closed its activities on May 13, 2004, incurring the loss of 600 jobs. The city has rebounded from that period. Textile industry has also made employment for decades. A post-secondary institution, The Centre d'études collégiales de Montmagny, a hospital, named Hôtel-Dieu de Montmagny, and a provincial jail are part of the economy.

Notable peopleEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Montmagny
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
13.0
(55.4)
19.0
(66.2)
30.0
(86.0)
32.2
(90.0)
35.0
(95.0)
36.0
(96.8)
33.3
(91.9)
30.5
(86.9)
24.5
(76.1)
22.0
(71.6)
21.0
(69.8)
36.0
(96.8)
Average high °C (°F) −7.2
(19.0)
−5.2
(22.6)
0.4
(32.7)
7.5
(45.5)
16.2
(61.2)
21.9
(71.4)
24.8
(76.6)
23.4
(74.1)
17.7
(63.9)
10.7
(51.3)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.8
(25.2)
9.1
(48.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.9
(10.6)
−10
(14)
−4.3
(24.3)
3.0
(37.4)
10.7
(51.3)
16.3
(61.3)
19.2
(66.6)
18.0
(64.4)
12.9
(55.2)
6.5
(43.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
−8
(18)
4.4
(39.9)
Average low °C (°F) −16.5
(2.3)
−14.8
(5.4)
−8.9
(16.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
5.1
(41.2)
10.7
(51.3)
13.6
(56.5)
12.6
(54.7)
8.0
(46.4)
2.2
(36.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
−12.1
(10.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
Record low °C (°F) −37.0
(−34.6)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−32.0
(−25.6)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−6.1
(21.0)
−2.5
(27.5)
2.0
(35.6)
1.0
(33.8)
−4.5
(23.9)
−7.8
(18.0)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−32.0
(−25.6)
−37.0
(−34.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85.1
(3.35)
61.7
(2.43)
73.3
(2.89)
81.1
(3.19)
101.5
(4.00)
105.2
(4.14)
129.2
(5.09)
119.2
(4.69)
115.6
(4.55)
103.6
(4.08)
90.4
(3.56)
87.6
(3.45)
1,153.5
(45.41)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

See alsoEdit

Related articlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 135536 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 18050 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2418050) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  5. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 29 April 2010

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