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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
Constitutit14 Julie 1971
Dissolvit24 Julie 2012
 • MayorGérald Lemoyne
 • Total333255.55 km2 (128,670.69 sq mi)
 • Laund297329.66 km2 (114,799.62 sq mi)
 • Total1,394
 • Density0.003/km2 (0.008/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2001-06)
 • Dwellins
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
Area code(s)819

The Municipality o Baie-James (French: Municipalité de Baie-James) wis a municipality in northren Quebec, Canadae, which existit frae 1971 tae 2012. Locatit tae the east o 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 nor 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 buird 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 teep 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 certaint 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 tae 2006 population chynge: -2.0 %
  • Population in 1996: 1978
  • Population in 1991: 3073

Tot private dwellins, excludin saisonal cottages: 606 (tot: 870)

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The primary roads tae an athin Baie-James wur:

Air transportation is throu 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]

  1. a b Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: Baie-James
  2. a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Baie-James, Quebec
  3. Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses
  4. Lia Lévesque (24 Julie 2012). "Québec et les Cris signent une entente pour un gouvernement régional". La Presse. La Presse Canadienne. Retrieved 24 Julie 2012.
  5. Archived 2014-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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