Les Basques
Coordinates: 48°06′N 69°04′W / 48.100°N 69.067°W / 48.100; -69.067Coordinates: 48°06′N 69°04′W / 48.100°N 69.067°W / 48.100; -69.067[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
EffectiveApril 1, 1981
County seatTrois-Pistoles
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectBertin Denis
Area
 • Total1,130.70 km2 (436.57 sq mi)
 • Land1,121.82 km2 (433.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total8,694
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 4.9%
 • Dwellings
5,185
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrcdesbasques.com

Les Basques (the Basques) is a regional county municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence River halfway between Rimouski and Rivière-du-Loup.

The county seat is in Trois-Pistoles.

Subdivisions

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Trois-Pistoles

Population

Canada census – Les Basques Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 8,694 (-4.9% from 2011) 9,142 (-3.5% from 2006) 9,475 (-3.8% from 2001)
Land area: 1,121.82 km2 (433.14 sq mi) 1,122.76 km2 (433.50 sq mi) 1,122.76 km2 (433.50 sq mi)
Population density: 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi) 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi) 8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
Median age: 55.6 (M: 55.1, F: 56.1) 52.6 (M: 51.7, F: 53.5) 48.4 (M: 47.3, F: 49.7)
Total private dwellings: 5,185 5,144 5,121
Median household income: $44,809 $42,510 $34,859
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Les Basques Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8][3]
YearPop.±%
1991 10,325—    
1996 10,204−1.2%
2001 9,848−3.5%
YearPop.±%
2006 9,475−3.8%
2011 9,142−3.5%
2016 8,694−4.9%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Les Basques Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8][3]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
8,580
8,530 Decrease 5.0% 99.42% 30 Decrease 40.0% 0.35% 10 Decrease 50.0% 0.12% 10 Increase 100% 0.12%
2011
9,055
8,980 Increase 0.1% 99.17% 50 Increase 233.3% 0.55% 20 Increase n/a% 0.22% 5 Decrease 96.4% 0.06%
2006
9,125
8,970 Decrease 6.0% 98.30% 15 Decrease 40.0% 0.17% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 140 Increase 1300.0% 1.53%
2001
9,580
9,545 Decrease 2.7% 99.64% 25 Decrease 73.7% 0.26% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 10 Increase n/a% 0.10%
1996
9,920
9,805 n/a 98.84% 95 n/a 0.96% 20 n/a 0.20% 0 n/a 0.00%

Transportation

Access Routes

Quebec Route 293 in Saint-Jean-de-Dieu

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 141074 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 110 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Les Basques, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map