Baie-Saint-Paul facts

Baie-Saint-Paul
City
Baie-Saint-Paul.jpg
Coat of arms of Baie-Saint-Paul
Coat of arms
Location within Charlevoix RCM.
Location within Charlevoix RCM.
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Charlevoix
Constituted January 3, 1996
Government
 • Mayor Jean Fortin
 • Federal riding Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix
 • Prov. riding Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
Area
 • City 563.70 km2 (217.65 sq mi)
 • Land 546.71 km2 (211.09 sq mi)
 • Urban 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 7,332
 • Density 13.4/km2 (35/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,535
 • Urban density 760.0/km2 (1,968/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.6%
 • Dwellings 3,617
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G3Z
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 138
Route 362
Route 381
Website www.baiesaintpaul.com

Baie-Saint-Paul (2011 Population 7,332; UA population 4,535) is a city in the Province of Quebec, Canada, on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Baie-Saint-Paul is the seat of Charlevoix Regional County Municipality. The city is situated at the mouth of the Gouffre River. It is known for its art galleries, shops and restaurants.

The place gained some prominence in the 1770s when Doctor Philippe-Louis-François Badelard named a disease he was researching the "Baie-Saint-Paul maladie". This illness was the subject of one of the first medical publications done in Lower Canada. It is also where Cirque du Soleil originated back in the early 1980s and the location of the first show using the name Cirque du Soleil during "La Fete Foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul" in 1984.

A visitor in the early 1800s noticed mineral springs and mineral resources in the area.

Demographics

Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 7332 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 7288
  • Population in 2001: 7290
  • Population in 1996:
    • Baie-Saint-Paul (ville): 3569
    • Baie-Saint-Paul (parish): 2412
    • Rivière-du-Gouffre (municipality): 1398
  • Population in 1991:
    • Baie-Saint-Paul (ville): 3733
    • Baie-Saint-Paul (parish): 2297
    • Rivière-du-Gouffre (municipality): 1305

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 3,187 (total dwellings: 3,617)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.2%
  • French as first language: 98.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.1%

Street views of Baie-Saint-Paul

Climate

Climate data for Baie-Saint-Paul
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
12.0
(53.6)
16.0
(60.8)
30.0
(86)
35.5
(95.9)
33.9
(93)
35.6
(96.1)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
25.0
(77)
18.5
(65.3)
13.5
(56.3)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
-4.5
(23.9)
0.7
(33.3)
7.4
(45.3)
15.6
(60.1)
21.2
(70.2)
23.9
(75)
22.5
(72.5)
17.3
(63.1)
10.8
(51.4)
3.5
(38.3)
-3.8
(25.2)
9.0
(48.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.5
(9.5)
−10.2
(13.6)
-4.4
(24.1)
2.9
(37.2)
10.1
(50.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.5
(65.3)
17.1
(62.8)
12.2
(54)
6.3
(43.3)
-0.5
(31.1)
-8.7
(16.3)
3.9
(39)
Average low °C (°F) −18.2
(-0.8)
−16.0
(3)
−9.5
(14.9)
-1.6
(29.1)
4.5
(40.1)
10.0
(50)
12.9
(55.2)
11.7
(53.1)
7.1
(44.8)
1.8
(35.2)
-4.4
(24.1)
−13.5
(7.7)
-1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −36.0
(-33)
−34.4
(-29.9)
−32.0
(-26)
−18.0
(-0)
−6.7
(19.9)
-0.5
(31.1)
2.8
(37)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.0
(23)
−9.0
(16)
−23.9
(-11)
−33.0
(-27)
−36.0
(-33)
Precipitation mm (inches) 74.1
(2.917)
63.0
(2.48)
83.5
(3.287)
94.6
(3.724)
95.5
(3.76)
94.7
(3.728)
86.3
(3.398)
85.9
(3.382)
83.4
(3.283)
80.3
(3.161)
79.1
(3.114)
78.8
(3.102)
999.3
(39.343)
Rainfall mm (inches) 14.0
(0.551)
12.7
(0.5)
39.2
(1.543)
76.1
(2.996)
95.0
(3.74)
94.7
(3.728)
86.3
(3.398)
85.9
(3.382)
83.4
(3.283)
78.5
(3.091)
53.0
(2.087)
9.4
(0.37)
728.0
(28.661)
Snowfall cm (inches) 60.2
(23.7)
50.4
(19.84)
44.3
(17.44)
17.1
(6.73)
0.5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.7
(0.67)
26.1
(10.28)
69.4
(27.32)
269.8
(106.22)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 9.7 7.1 9.4 10.3 11.7 12.5 13.1 13.3 11.1 10.9 9.6 10.5 129.3
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 1.5 1.0 4.1 8.9 11.7 12.5 13.1 13.3 11.1 10.7 6.3 1.9 96.2
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 8.9 6.3 6.3 2.6 0.07 0 0 0 0 0.41 3.9 9.4 37.8
Source: Environment Canada

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