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Saint Louis de Gonzague du Cap Tourmente

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Country  Canada
RCM  La Côte-de-Beaupré
Time zone  EST (UTC−5)
Area  7.9 km²
Province  Québec
Region  Capitale-Nationale
Constituted  January 1, 1917
Postal code(s)  G1R 4R7
Population  5 (2011)
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Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is a parish municipality in Quebec, Canada.


Map of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente, QC, Canada

Its population in the Canada 2011 Census was 5. It is a relic of the seigneurial system of New France.


Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is a small enclave within the municipality of Saint-Joachim, at the foot of Cape Tourmente, and east of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, in the regional county municipality of La Côte-de-Beaupré in the region of Capitale-Nationale.

Located near the provincial capital of Quebec City, it is part of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec.


Named for Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and Cap Tourmente, a stormy promontory named by Samuel de Champlain, the municipality was set up in 1917 by a law that detached certain buildings and lands belonging to the Séminaire de Québec from the parish of Saint-Joachim in order to avoid paying municipal taxes and fees. At that time, it had an area of several square kilometres, including farmland; however, the law specified that if the Séminaire sold any of its property, it would revert to Saint-Joachim.

By and by, all of the Séminaire's property was sold and was thereby returned to Saint-Joachim, except for the Petit-Cap property, which now constitutes the entire territory of the municipality.


The municipality is not governed by a municipal council but by the Board of Directors of the Séminaire de Québec. As such, it does not have a mayor but rather an administrator.


In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente had a population of 18 living in 8 of its 12 total dwellings, an increase from its 2006 population of 0. Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 5 living in 1 dwelling. With a land area of 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 14.3/km2 (37/sq mi) in 2011.

Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 5 (revised from 18 by Statistics Canada)
  • Population in 2006: 0
  • Population in 2001: 0
  • Population in 1996: 4
  • Population in 1991: 6
  • References

    Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente Wikipedia

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