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La Sarre
La Sarre
is a town in northwestern Quebec, Canada, and is the most populous town and seat of the Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality.[1][4] It is located at the intersection of Routes 111 and 393, on the La Sarre
La Sarre
River, a tributary of Lake Abitibi. In addition to La Sarre
La Sarre
itself, the town's territory also includes the community of Bienvenu, located along Route 111 west of the La Sarre River.

Contents

1 History 2 Demographics

2.1 Population 2.2 Language

3 Economy 4 Municipal council

4.1 List of mayors

5 Climate 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Before colonization, the area was home to the indigenous Algonquin who called the place Wabakin, from wàba and akin meaning "there is a mountain of hardwood", and called the La Sarre
La Sarre
River Adikameg Sibi, which was also identified as Amikitik.[1] The first white settlers, six in number, settled as squatters on the land in the late 19th century and were discovered during the survey of the township in 1908. Real colonization began at the time when the National Transcontinental Railway
National Transcontinental Railway
running through the Abitibi region was completed. The first permanent pioneer family arrived in 1912, followed by more settlers and development drawn to the area for its mining, forestry, and agricultural potential, and resulted in the formation of the settlement. In 1915, the post office opened, and a year later, the La Sarre
La Sarre
Township was proclaimed, named after the La Sarre Regiment that was recognized for its part in the Battle of Carillon and the capture of Fort Oswego. In 1917, the Township Municipality of La Sarre
La Sarre
was established, the same year as the Parish of Saint-André-de-la-Sarre. The Hudson's Bay Company opened a post in 1932, and only operated until 1941.[1][5] In 1937, the village separated from the township and was incorporated as the Village Municipality of La Sarre. It gained town (ville) status on 17 August 1949. In April 1980, the town and township municipality merged to form the current municipality.[1] Demographics[edit] Population[edit]

Canada
Canada
census – La Sarre
La Sarre
community profile

2011 2006

Population:

7,719 (+5.2% from 2006) 7,336 (-5.1% from 2001)

Land area:

148.74 km2 (57.43 sq mi) 148.68 km2 (57.41 sq mi)

Population density:

51.9/km2 (134/sq mi) 49.3/km2 (128/sq mi)

Median age:

46.6 (M: 44.9, F: 47.9) 43.9 (M: 43.1, F: 44.7)

Total private dwellings:

3,617 3,520

Median household income:

$43,315 $40,772

References: 2011[3] 2006[6] earlier[7]

Historical Census Data - La Sarre, Quebec[8]

Year Pop. ±%

1991 8,513 —    

1996 8,345 −2.0%

Year Pop. ±%

2001 7,728 −7.4%

2006 7,336 −5.1%

Year Pop. ±%

2011 7,719 +5.2%

Language[edit]

Canada
Canada
Census Mother Tongue - La Sarre, Quebec[8]

Census

Total

French

English

French & English

Other

Year

Responses

Count Trend Pop %

Count Trend Pop %

Count Trend Pop %

Count Trend Pop %

2011

7,665

7,510 5.8% 97.98%

65 30.0% 0.85%

30 20.0% 0.39%

60 33.3% 0.78%

2006

7,220

7,100 5.6% 98.34%

50 66.7% 0.69%

25 16.7% 0.35%

45 18.2% 0.62%

2001

7,635

7,520 8.0% 98.49%

30 20.0% 0.39%

30 0.0% 0.39%

55 450.0% 0.72%

1996

8,240

8,175 n/a 99.21%

25 n/a 0.30%

30 n/a 0.36%

10 n/a 0.12%

Economy[edit] The main local resource is the forest, which covers over 4,700 square kilometres (1,800 sq mi) and provides lumber to the town's main employers Norbord and Tembec, as well as agriculture, with over 60% of its land under cultivation. The mining industry, together with small service sector businesses, complements the economy.[1][5] The area's flying needs are served by La Sarre
La Sarre
Airport. Municipal council[edit]

Mayor: Normand Houde Councillors: Rita B. Barrette, Marcel Fontaine, Yves Dubé, Richard Mailloux, Sébastien Bélisle, Louis Côté.

List of mayors[edit] Former mayors of La Sarre
La Sarre
were:[9]

Adélard Cousineau 1917 Félix Brousseau 1919 Léonidas Boisvert 1920 Hormidas Gauthier 1921–23 Jules Lavigne 1923–31 Edmond Mercier 1931–33 Oscar Létourneau 1933–36 Adrien Mercier 1936–39 Gustave Rheault 1939–41 Paul Bélanger 1941–44 G. Eugène Lambert 1944–47 Arthur Fortin 1947 Fernand Doyon 1947–48 Gérard Mercier 1948

François-Xavier Martel 1948–51 Gérard Mercier 1951–53 Adélard Pelletier 1953–55 Clément Déry 1955–63 Hector Gagné 1963–68 Roger Cousineau 1968–69 Yves Baltazard 1969–72 Raymond Thibault 1972–77 Paul-Aurèle St-Pierre 1977–92 Guy Carignan 1992–93 Guillaume Marquis 1993–96 J-Horace Lessard 1996–2003 Normand Houde 2003–

Climate[edit] La Sarre
La Sarre
has a borderline humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), close to a subarctic climate (Dfc). Winters are very cold and snowy, with an annual snowfall of 2.47 metres or 97.24 inches, although thaws due to inflows of warm air from the southeast can raise temperatures above freezing and on 6 February 1988 temperatures rose to a remarkable 20.5 °C or 68.9 °F. The hotter half of the year is pleasantly warm, though it can rain frequently.

Climate data for La Sarre

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 7.8 (46) 20.5 (68.9) 17.0 (62.6) 29.0 (84.2) 31.7 (89.1) 35.0 (95) 37.2 (99) 33.3 (91.9) 32.2 (90) 26.1 (79) 17.8 (64) 11.1 (52) 37.2 (99)

Average high °C (°F) −11.7 (10.9) −8.9 (16) −1.8 (28.8) 7.2 (45) 15.9 (60.6) 21.5 (70.7) 23.5 (74.3) 21.5 (70.7) 15.7 (60.3) 8.7 (47.7) −0.6 (30.9) −8.6 (16.5) 6.9 (44.4)

Daily mean °C (°F) −18.2 (−0.8) −16.2 (2.8) −8.8 (16.2) 0.8 (33.4) 8.9 (48) 14.3 (57.7) 16.9 (62.4) 15.2 (59.4) 10.3 (50.5) 4.3 (39.7) −4.5 (23.9) −14 (7) 0.7 (33.3)

Average low °C (°F) −24.6 (−12.3) −23.4 (−10.1) −15.7 (3.7) −5.7 (21.7) 1.8 (35.2) 7.0 (44.6) 10.3 (50.5) 8.7 (47.7) 4.7 (40.5) −0.2 (31.6) −8.4 (16.9) −19.4 (−2.9) −5.4 (22.3)

Record low °C (°F) −47 (−53) −47 (−53) −43.9 (−47) −31.7 (−25.1) −12 (10) −6.7 (19.9) −2 (28) −3.5 (25.7) −8.5 (16.7) −13 (9) −34 (−29) −44.5 (−48.1) −47 (−53)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 58.6 (2.307) 37.9 (1.492) 52.4 (2.063) 55.9 (2.201) 78.2 (3.079) 84.7 (3.335) 101.0 (3.976) 99.0 (3.898) 110.7 (4.358) 81.5 (3.209) 67.6 (2.661) 62.3 (2.453) 889.8 (35.032)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.4 (0.213) 2.8 (0.11) 14.4 (0.567) 40.5 (1.594) 74.8 (2.945) 84.7 (3.335) 101 (3.98) 99 (3.9) 110.1 (4.335) 73.5 (2.894) 30.1 (1.185) 7.3 (0.287) 643.6 (25.345)

Average snowfall cm (inches) 53.3 (20.98) 35.1 (13.82) 38 (15) 15.5 (6.1) 3.4 (1.34) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.6 (0.24) 8.1 (3.19) 37.5 (14.76) 55 (21.7) 246.5 (97.13)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 14.8 11.0 10.2 10.0 12.6 13.4 14.8 14.4 16.1 14.9 15.1 16.7 164

Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.76 0.67 3.1 7.4 12.3 13.4 14.8 14.4 15.9 13.3 5.5 1.5 103.03

Average snowy days 14.5 10.7 8.4 4.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.8 11.0 15.7 68.5

Source: Environment Canada[10]

See also[edit]

List of cities in Quebec

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f " La Sarre
La Sarre
(Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 4 January 2011.  ^ a b >"La Sarre". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 4 January 2011.  ^ a b c " La Sarre
La Sarre
census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 4 January 2011.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). ^ "Région 08: Abitibi—Témiscamingue
Abitibi—Témiscamingue
(page 3)" (PDF).  ^ a b "Histoire de La Sarre" (in French). Ville de La Sarre. Retrieved 4 January 2011.  ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada
Canada
2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2014.  ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada
Canada
2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.  ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census ^ "Historique des maires" (in French). Ville de La Sarre. Retrieved 5 January 2011.  ^ Environment Canada
Canada
Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000, accessed 23 July 2010

External links[edit]

Ville de La Sarre
La Sarre
(French only) Vidéo : La Sarre
La Sarre
en 1976 Vidéo : La Sarre
La Sarre
en 1989

Adjacent Municipal Subdivisions

Clermont

Dupuy

La Sarre

Chazel Macamic

Sainte-Hélène-de-Mancebourg Macamic

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 Subdivisions of Abitibi-Ouest Regional County Municipality

Towns

Duparquet La Sarre Macamic

Municipalities

Authier Authier-Nord Chazel Clerval Dupuy Gallichan La Reine Normétal Palmarolle Poularies Rapide-Danseur Roquemaure Sainte-Germaine-Boulé Taschereau Val-Saint-Gilles

Townships

Clermont

Parishes

Sainte-Hélène-de-Mancebourg Saint-Lambert

Unorganized territories

Lac-Duparquet Rivière-Ojima

Regional County Municipalities (RCM): in Abitibi-Témiscamingue: Abitibi Abitibi-Ouest La Vallée-de-l'Or Témiscamingue

Independent Cities: Rouyn-Noranda

Native Reserves: Kebaowek Lac-Simon Pikogan

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