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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[deid airtin]
  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. http://www.gcc.ca/newsarticle.php?id=280 Archived 2014-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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