Charette, Quebec

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Charette
Municipality
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Charette is located in Central Quebec
Charette
Charette
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMauricie
RCMMaskinongé
Settledc. 1875
ConstitutedFebruary 9, 1918
Government[2]
 • MayorGuy Diamond
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingMaskinongé
Area[2][3]
 • Total42.20 km2 (16.29 sq mi)
 • Land41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total993
 • Density23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 7.5%
 • Dwellings479
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)G0X 1E0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 350
Route 351
Websitewww.municipalite
-charette.ca
 
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Charette
Municipality
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Charette is located in Central Quebec
Charette
Charette
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMauricie
RCMMaskinongé
Settledc. 1875
ConstitutedFebruary 9, 1918
Government[2]
 • MayorGuy Diamond
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingMaskinongé
Area[2][3]
 • Total42.20 km2 (16.29 sq mi)
 • Land41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total993
 • Density23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 7.5%
 • Dwellings479
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)G0X 1E0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 350
Route 351
Websitewww.municipalite
-charette.ca

Charette is a municipality of about 1000 people located in Maskinongé Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

Charette is named in honour of one of its first settlers, Édouard Charette, originally from Sainte-Ursule, who built a saw mill and flour mill around 1875. In 1910, the post office opened and in 1918, the Municipality of Charette was established when the Parish of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (formed in 1914) was incorporated. Its railway station identified the place with the English name of Charette's Mills for a period of time.[1]

On December 31, 2001, Charette was added to the Maskinongé RCM when Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie Regional County Municipality was dissolved.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 442 (total dwellings: 479)

Mother tongue:

List of mayors[edit]

The mayor is the municipality's highest elected official. Charette has had fourteen mayors.[5] Officially, municipal elections in Charette are on a non-partisan basis.

#MayorTaking OfficeLeaving
1Joseph de Charette [6]19181927
2Alphonse de Charette19271933
3Hermile Gélinas19331937
4Wilfrid Bellemare [7]19371939
5Raymond Gélinas19391941
6Clément De Charette19411943
7Viatime Gélinas19431945
8Louis Lesieur19451947
9Adélard Matteau19471949
3Hermile Gélinas19491951
10Gérard Matteau19511961
11Marcel Bournival19611967
12Germain Gélinas19671971
11Marcel Bournival19711995
13Pauline St-Yves19951999
14Claude Boulanger1999Current

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charette (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Charette
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2451080) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ Source: Patricia Adam, Deputy General Manager of the Municipality of Charette
  6. ^ De Charette served as Mayor of Saint-Barnabé-Nord from 1907 to 1910.
  7. ^ Bellemare belonged to a group of residents who submitted a petition to the provincial legislature of Quebec in December 1917, requesting the municipal incorporation of Charette. See: Les débats de l'Assemblée législative, 14th Legislature, 2nd Session (from December 4, 1917 to February 9, 1918)

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