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Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente, Quebec

Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is a parish municipality in Quebec.

This unusual municipality measures only some 60 hectares (0.6 square kilometres or 150 acres) in area and has a listed population of 2.


Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is located north-east of the municipality of Saint-Joachim, Quebec and east of near 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. At this point, 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.

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