Desbiens, Quebec

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Desbiens
Location of Desbiens
Desbiens is located in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Desbiens
Desbiens
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°25′N 71°57′W / 48.417°N 71.950°W / 48.417; -71.950Coordinates: 48°25′N 71°57′W / 48.417°N 71.950°W / 48.417; -71.950[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCMLac-Saint-Jean-Est
ConstitutedAugust 16, 1926
Government
 • MayorNicolas Martel
 • Federal ridingRoberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. ridingLac-Saint-Jean
Area
 • Total10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
 • Land10.41 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,053
 • Density101.1/km2 (262/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 2.0%
 • Dwellings
502
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 169
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.ville.desbiens.qc.ca

Desbiens is a ville in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality. It is on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean at the mouth of the Métabetchouane River.

Powder magazine of 1770 on the banks of the Métabetchouane River.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1053 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.0%)
  • Population in 2006: 1074
  • Population in 2001: 1128
  • Population in 1996: 1202
  • Population in 1991: 1265

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 466 (total dwellings: 502)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 98.6%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 17842 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Desbiens
  3. ^ a b "Desbiens census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Desbiens community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-10.