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Municipality of Baie-James
Municipalité de Baie-James
Walcome sign alang Route 109.
Walcome sign alang Route 109.
Municipality of Baie-James, Québec.
Municipality of Baie-James, Québec.
Coordinates: 52°00′N 74°45′W / 52.000°N 74.750°W / 52.000; -74.750
Kintra  Canadae
Province  Quebec
Region Nord-du-Québec
Constitutit 14 Julie 1971
Dissolvit 24 Julie 2012
 • Mayor Gérald Lemoyne
 • Total 333,255.55 km2 (128,670.69 sq mi)
 • Laund 297,329.66 km2 (114,799.62 sq mi)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Tot 1,394
 • Density 0.003/km2 (0.008/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2001-06) Decrease2.0%
 • Dwellins 870
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code J0Y
Aurie code(s) 819

The Municipality of Baie-James (French: Municipalité de Baie-James) wis a municipality in northren Quebec, Canadae, which existit frae 1971 tae 2012. Locatit to the east of James Bay, Baie-James covered 297,332.84 square kilometres o land, an wis the lairgest incorporatit municipality in Canadae — anerly aicht unorganisit territories wur lairger.[3] Its territory amaist entirely (aboot 98%) covered the admeenistrative region o Jamésie, awtho it contained less than five percent o the population. Essentially, it wis the remainder o the Jamésie Territory's laund efter aw o the major population centres wur remuivit.

On 24 Julie 2012, the Quebec govrenment signed an accord wi the Cree that wad result in the abolition o Baie-James an the creation o a regional govrenment kent as Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory.[4]

The hydroelectric pouer plants o the La Grande Complex wur aw locatit athin the municipal bundaries o Baie-James, makkin the municipality strategically important tae Quebec's energy policy. Ither important economic sectors are minin, softwood loggin, forestry, an tourism.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality wis creatit in 1971 an wis run bi the board o directors o the Société de développement de la Baie James. It manages the territory o the James Bay an Northren Quebec Greement atween the 49t an 55t parallel, wi the exception o the Cree Category 1 lands an the enclaves o Chapais, Chibougamau, Lebel-sur-Quévillon an Matagami.

In Dizember 2001, the municipal cooncil wis reformit. It became a municipality o a special type directit bi the mayors o the fower enclave touns, as well as the chairpersons o the local community cooncils o Radisson, Valcanton an Villebois. An aicht seat is reservit for a representative comin frae the nan-urban territory. The municipality gained additional authority an can exert certain pouers as a regional coonty.

Unner the terms o the Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory o 24 Julie 2012, the municipality ceased tae exist an wis replacit bi a new regional govrenment cried Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory.[5]

Commonties in Baie-James[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Beaucanton
  • Desmaraisville
  • Joutel
  • Miquelon
  • Radisson - northren-maist nan-native toun in Quebec.
  • Val-Paradis
  • Valcanton
  • Villebois

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]


  • Population in 2006: 1394
  • Population in 2001: 1422
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -2.0 %
  • Population in 1996: 1978
  • Population in 1991: 3073

Total private dwellins, excludin saisonal cottages: 606 (total: 870)

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The primary roads tae an athin Baie-James wur:

Air transportation is through the La Grande Rivière Airport naur Radisson, which provides scheduled air service tae Montreal an Puvirnituq.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nearby lochs include Lake Naococane.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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