Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec

Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne is a small village in the Portneuf Regional County in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Sainte-Anne River on Route 354, between St-Casimir and St-Raymond.

Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Parc Godefroy-Lavallée.JPG
Motto(s): 
Crois dans la joie
Location within Portneuf RCM
Location within Portneuf RCM
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne is located in Central Quebec
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°58′W / 46.817°N 71.967°W / 46.817; -71.967Coordinates: 46°49′N 71°58′W / 46.817°N 71.967°W / 46.817; -71.967[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMPortneuf
Settledc. 1893
ConstitutedApril 10, 1896
Government
 • MayorPierre Tourigny
 • Federal ridingPortneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. ridingPortneuf
Area
 • Total149.50 km2 (57.72 sq mi)
 • Land143.85 km2 (55.54 sq mi)
Elevation
137 m (449 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total448
 • Density3.1/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 3.0%
 • Dwellings
411
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 354
Websitewww.ste-christine.qc.ca

It is the place where the Canadian-American actor Glenn Ford was born in 1916.

HistoryEdit

In 1893, the local mission was founded, named after Sainte Christine (born Clara Deschènes) who held a senior position at the Daughters of Charity in Quebec at that time. In 1895, it became a parish by separating from Saint-Raymond, Saint-Basile, and Notre-Dame-de-Portneuf. A year later, it was incorporated as the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Christine and its post office opened.[1]

The town was also frequently called Sainte-Christine-de-l'Auvergne, Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, or Sainte-Christine-de-Portneuf in order to distinguish it from a namesake municipality in the Montérégie region. In 1991, the place officially changed its name to Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 448 (2006 to 2011 population change: -3.0%)
  • Population in 2006: 462
  • Population in 2001: 330
  • Population in 1996: 337
  • Population in 1991: 314

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 225 (total dwellings: 411)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 97.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 2.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne (municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne at Wikimedia Commons