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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Région
Flag of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Flag
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's location in comparison to the whole Canadian province of Quebec.
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's location in comparison to the whole Canadian province of Quebec.
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Government
 • Regional conference of elected officers André Paradis (President)
Area[1]
 • Total 98,710.11 km2 (38,112.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 274,880
 • Density 2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Website Portail de la Région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (French pronunciation: ​, local pronunciation: ) is a region in Quebec, Canada. It contains the Saguenay Fjord, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region. It is also known as Sagamie in French, from the first part of "Saguenay" and the last part of "Piekouagami", the Innu name (meaning "flat lake") for Lac Saint-Jean, with the final "e" added to follow the model of other existing region names such as Mauricie, Témiscamie, Jamésie, and Matawinie. [4] The name Saguenay is possibly derived from the Innu word "Saki-nip" which means "where water flows out". [5] [6] With a land area of 98,710.11 km2 (38,112.19 sq mi), the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is, after the Nord-du-Québec and Côte-Nord regions, the third largest of Quebec regions in the area.

This region is bathed by two major watercourses, Lac Saint-Jean and the Saguenay River, both of which mark its landscape deeply and have been the main drives of its development in history. It is also irrigated by several other large watercourses. Bordered by forests and mountainous massifs, the southern portion of the region constitutes a fertile enclave in the Canadian Shield called the Saguenay Graben. Both the scenery and the cultural sites and activities of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean attract tourists every year. Lac Saint-Jean is a popular vacation destination in the summer for residents of the more urban regions of Quebec.

The region is considered the heartland of the Quebec sovereignty movement.

The beauty of the region can be seen in the 1991 film Black Robe, directed by Bruce Beresford.

Contents

  • Population 1
  • Subdivisions 2
  • Major communities 3
  • School Boards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Population

The population of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region was 274,880 at the Canada 2011 Census, representing 3.5% of Quebec's population. It is concentrated primarily in three clusters: the city of Saguenay (pop. 144,746), the city of Alma (pop. 30,904) and the agglomeration of Roberval (pop. 10,227), Saint-Félicien (pop. 10,278) and Dolbeau-Mistassini (pop. 14,384). Saguenay, the region's largest city, is located slightly west of the fjord, mostly south of the river.

Subdivisions

Following the Saguenay unorganized territories).

Regional County Municipalities

Independent City

Indian Reserve

Sources: Government of Quebec, Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MAMROT); Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

Major communities

School Boards

Francophone:

Anglophone:

References

  1. ^ a b "(Code 2475) Census Profile".  

External links

  • Portail du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Official website
  • saguenay lac st jean Tourisme Alma

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