Thorne, Quebec

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Thorne
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°45′N76°26′W / 45.750°N 76.433°W / 45.750; -76.433 Coordinates: 45°45′N76°26′W / 45.750°N 76.433°W / 45.750; -76.433 [1]
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Pontiac
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1860
Government
[2]
  MayorKaren Daly Kelly [3]
   Federal riding Pontiac
   Prov. riding Pontiac
Area
  Total181.80 km2 (70.19 sq mi)
  Land175.55 km2 (67.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [4]
  Total448
  Density2.6/km2 (7/sq mi)
  Pop 2011-2016
Increase2.svg 53.4%
  Dwellings
692
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 819
HighwaysQc301.svg Route 301
Qc303.svg Route 303
Website thornequebec.ca OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Thorne is a municipality in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, about 63 kilometres (39 mi) northwest of Downtown Gatineau, part of the Outaouais region.

Pontiac Regional County Municipality Regional county municipality in Quebec, Canada

Pontiac is a regional county municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. Campbell's Bay is the county seat. It should not be confused with the municipality of Pontiac, which is located in the neighbouring Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality.

Gatineau City in Quebec, Canada

Gatineau is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth-largest city in the province after Montreal, Quebec City, and Laval. It is located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, together with which it forms Canada's National Capital Region. As of 2016, Gatineau had a population of 276,245, and a metropolitan population of 332,057. The Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area had a population of 1,323,783.

Outaouais Administrative region in Quebec, Canada

Outaouais ; is a region of western Quebec, Canada. It includes the city of Gatineau, the Pontiac region, and the town of Maniwaki, and is located on the north side of the Ottawa River opposite Canada's capital, Ottawa. It has a land area of 30,760.05 square kilometres (11,876.52 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 372,000 inhabitants.

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It is named after a town with the same name in Yorkshire, England. The name Thorn(e) is rarely used alone in English toponymy where it is more common in other forms such as Thornhill, Thornton, Thornley, Thornham, Thorngrove. [5]

Thorne, South Yorkshire Market town and civil parish in South Yorkshire, England

Thorne is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 16,592, increasing to 17,295 at the 2011 Census.

Yorkshire Historic county of Northern England

Yorkshire, formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Toponymy or toponomastics is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use and typology.

Geography

Thorne is located in the Gatineau Hills with its highest hills reaching an elevation of 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level. Its notable lakes are Barnes, Johnson, Mecham, Sparling, Thorne, and Toote Lakes. [6]

Gatineau Hills Mountain range in Quebec

The Gatineau Hills are a geological formation in Canada that makes up part of the southern tip of the Canadian Shield, and acts as the northern shoulder of the Ottawa Valley. They are also the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains which stretch east through Quebec, beginning north of Montreal and joining up with others into Vermont and New Hampshire.

Its settlements include Greer Mount, Hodgins, Ladysmith, Schwartz, Thornby, and Thorne Centre. [6]

History

On May 1, 1861, the Township of Thorne was formed when it separated from Clarendon Township. But because it was too small to form its own municipality, it was merged with Leslie Township. [7] James Martin was its first mayor. [8]

Clarendon, Quebec Municipality in Quebec, Canada

Clarendon is a municipality in the Outaouais region, part of the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River across from Horton Township in Ontario.

That same year, it had a population between 450 and 465 people, made up of mixed national origin but only fourteen French Canadians. [6] [8] During the next ten years, the area had a large increase of settlers from German descent. [8]

In 1867, Leslie Township separated (now part of Otter Lake) and Thorne was merged with its neighbouring townships to form the United Township Municipality of Thorne-Cawood-et-Alleyn. In 1876, the Cawood and Alleyn townships were separated, resulting in the creation of the Township Municipality of Thorne on January 1, 1877, with John Rennix as mayor. [5] [7]

On August 2, 2003, the statute of the municipality changed and the Township Municipality of Thorne became the Municipality of Thorne. [5]

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Thorne, Quebec community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population:448 (53.4% from 2011)292 (-31.6% from 2006)427 (+4.7% from 2001)
Land area:175.55 km2 (67.78 sq mi)175.21 km2 (67.65 sq mi)174.34 km2 (67.31 sq mi)
Population density:2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi)
Median age:56.2 (M: 55.8, F: 56.9)53.3 (M: 53.6, F: 52.9)48.0 (M: 48.8, F: 47.8)
Total private dwellings:692374466
Median household income:$43,776$.N/A$28,898
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2016 [9] 2011 [10] 2006 [11] earlier [12]
Historical Census Data - Thorne, Quebec [13]
YearPop.±%
1986 350    
1991 359+2.6%
1996 397+10.6%
2001 408+2.8%
2006 427+4.7%
2011 292−31.6%
2016 448+53.4%

Language

Mother tongues: [4]

See also

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References

  1. Reference number 379135 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. 1 2 "Thorne". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. Thorne Municipal Council
  4. 1 2 3 "(Code 2484045) Census Profile". 2016 census . Statistics Canada. 2017.
  5. 1 2 3 "Municipalité de Canton de Thorne" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  6. 1 2 3 "Canton de Thorne" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  7. 1 2 "History of Thorne". Municipality of Thorne. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  8. 1 2 3 "Pontiac MRC Gateway: Thorne". Pontiac MRC Gateway. Archived from the original on October 7, 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  9. "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  10. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  11. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  12. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  13. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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