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Saint-Gédéon, Quebec


Saint-Gédéon, Quebec

Not to be confused with Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Quebec or the former Saint-Gédéon parish municipality that merged with it.

Town hall


Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.

Coordinates: 48°30′N 71°46′W / 48.500°N 71.767°W / 48.500; -71.767Coordinates: 48°30′N 71°46′W / 48.500°N 71.767°W / 48.500; -71.767[1]

Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
RCM Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Settled 1863
Constituted December 6, 1975
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Boucher
 • Federal riding Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Lac-Saint-Jean
 • Total 82.80 km2 (31.97 sq mi)
 • Land 63.52 km2 (24.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,001
 • Density 31.5/km2 (82/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.6%
 • Dwellings 1,181
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0W 2P0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 170

Saint-Gédéon or Saint-Gédéon-de-Grandmont is a municipality in Quebec, Canada, in the regional county municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est and the administrative region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. It is on the eastern shore of Lac Saint-Jean at the mouth of the Belle River.


Blueberry Cycling Route

The Blueberry Cycling Route is called La véloroute des Bleuets in French.


Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 2001 (2006 to 2011 population change: 3.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 2351
  • Population in 2001: 2392
  • Population in 1996: 1760
  • Population in 1991: 1640

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 846 (total dwellings: 1181)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 99.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%


According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the Roman Catholic church had 1,845 adherents[6] in the municipality in 2001, with more than 96% of the population concentrated in one parish, Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue. Atheists were in second place with 55 people[6] (3%), followed by Protestants with 15 people[6] (1%). Residents of Saint-Gédéon belonging to other religions represented less than 1% of the population. There is also a Roman Catholic cemetery, cimetière Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue. As well, Saint-Gédéon has a permanent deacon, Daniel Audy, M.A., who was ordained by Mgr Couture, on June 7, 1991 of the feast day of the Sacred Heart.


Louis Hémon wrote the first draft of Maria Chapdelaine while staying in Saint-Gédéon in 1912.


See also


  • Commission de toponymie du Québec
  • Affaires municipales et régions - cartes régionales



  • Christine Côté, Louanges d'un siècle, St-Gédéon: Paroisse Saint-Antoine, 1984, 94 pages
  • Johanne Laberge et collaborateurs, Itinéraire toponymique du Saguenay Lac St-Jean , Commission de toponymie du Québec, 1983, 101 pages
  • René Raymond, Pédologie de la région du Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec : Ministère de l'agriculture et de la colonisation, Division des sols, 1965, 157 pages
  • Mère Sainte-Hélène, N.D.B.C., Saint-Gédéon de Grandmont célèbre son centenaire, 1864-1964, Saint-Gédéon, 1964, 184 pages
  • Victor Tremblay, « Saint-Gédéon », Saguenayensia Volume 6, numéro 3, mai-juin 1964, page 64
  • .

External links

  • Site officiel de la fête nationale à Saint-Gédéon
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