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Gore, Quebec
Gore
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Location within Argenteuil RCM
Location within Argenteuil RCM
Gore is located in Central Quebec
Gore
Gore
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°46?N 74°15?W / 45.77°N 74.25°W / 45.77; -74.25Coordinates: 45°46?N 74°15?W / 45.77°N 74.25°W / 45.77; -74.25[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMArgenteuil
Settled1840s
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Named forFrancis Gore[1]
Government
 o MayorScott Pearce
 o Federal ridingArgenteuil--Papineau--Mirabel
 o Prov. ridingArgenteuil
Area
 o Total96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
 o Land92.91 km2 (35.87 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 o Total1,775
 o Density19.1/km2 (49/sq mi)
 o Pop 2006-2011
Increase 15.3%
 o Dwellings
1,495
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
Websitewww.cantondegore.qc.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Gore is a township municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality. Its main community is Lakefield.

Geography

Located in the Laurentian Mountains, the township consists of rugged Canadian Shield with an elevation varying between 168 meters (551 ft) and 427 meters (1,401 ft). The terrain is characterized by forested mountains and numerous streams and lakes. Notable lakes include Barron, Hughes, Chevreuil, aux Oiseaux, Solar, Caroline, Evans, Dawson, Clark, Grace, Sugarloaf, Clair, and Carruthers; many of them have been entirely developed over the years, but there still remain many with little or no construction to date.[4]

The majority of its territory is covered by old-growth forests with a wide variety of species both deciduous and coniferous, such as birch, poplar, sugar maple, beech, white pine, fir, spruce, hemlock, and cedar.[4]

History

The Gore Township was established in 1840, named after Francis Gore (1769-1852), Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1806 to 1811 and from 1815 to 1817. It was colonized by Scottish and Irish settlers, such as Robert Smith and James Stephenson.[5][6]

In 1845, the Gore Municipality was formed, abolished two years later, and restored in 1855. In 1853 it had about 1000 inhabitants but this dropped to about 800 people ten years later, almost all of Irish origin. The Gore Post Office operated between 1898 and 1958.[6]

Demographics

Gore town hall and fire station

Population trend:[7]

  • Population in 2011: 1775 (2006 to 2011 population change: 15.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 1540
  • Population in 2001: 1260
  • Population in 1996: 1133
  • Population in 1991: 982

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 829 (total dwellings: 1495)

Mother tongue (2011):

  • English as first language: 22%
  • French as first language: 72.7%
  • English and French as first language: 1.1%
  • Other as first language: 3.9%

Education

The Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord (CSRDN) operates Francophone public schools:[8]

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language public schools:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Reference number 25930 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 76025 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2476025) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to Gore Web Site". Canton de Gore. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Gore (canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Gore (Municipalité de canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ "Trouver une école ou un centre." Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord. Retrieved on September 24, 2017. For attendance boundary information, click "Par bassin d'école"
  9. ^ "LAURENTIAN ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "LAURENTIAN REGIONAL HS ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.

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