Location within Argenteuil RCM
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|Named for||Francis Gore|
|o Mayor||Scott Pearce|
|o Federal riding||Argenteuil--Papineau--Mirabel|
|o Prov. riding||Argenteuil|
|o Total||96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)|
|o Land||92.91 km2 (35.87 sq mi)|
|o Density||19.1/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|o Pop 2006-2011||15.3%|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 829 (total dwellings: 1495)
Mother tongue (2011):
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language public schools: