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Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality

 

Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality

Beauharnois-Salaberry
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat[2] Beauharnois
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Yves Daoust
Area[2][3]
 • Total 523.10 km2 (201.97 sq mi)
 • Land 470.68 km2 (181.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 61,950
 • Density 131.6/km2 (341/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 1.9%
 • Dwellings 28,829
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website .com.mrc-beauharnois-salaberrywww

Beauharnois-Salaberry is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec. Its seat is Beauharnois.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Subdivisions 2
  • Demographics 3
    • Population 3.1
    • Language 3.2
  • Transportation 4
    • Access Routes 4.1
  • Attractions 5
  • Protected Areas 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

History

The RCM was formed by combining historic Beauharnois County and another historic county.

Subdivisions

There are 7 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Population

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
61,180
58,000 2.6% 94.80% 1,925 13.6% 3.15% 645 84.3% 1.05% 610 25.6% 1.00%
2006
59,405
56,540 2.1% 95.18% 1,695 4.8% 2.85% 350 14.6% 0.59% 820 60.8% 1.38%
2001
58,060
55,360 1.7% 95.35% 1,780 13.4% 3.07% 410 14.6% 0.71% 510 20.0% 0.88%
1996
58,790
56,315 n/a 64.04% 1,570 n/a 32.24% 480 n/a 1.50% 425 n/a 2.23%

Transportation

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

Attractions

  • Beauharnois Canal
  • Beauharnois Hydro-electric power station (Melocheville)
  • Deux-Rives Ecomuseum (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield)
  • Howick Airport (Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois)
  • Pointe-du-Bruisson Archialogical Park (Melocheville)
  • Valleyfield Airport (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka)

Protected Areas

  • Îles-de-Paix National Fauna Reserve
  • Îles-de-Saint-Timothée Regional Park

See also

References

  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 141118 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b c d e Répertoire des municipalitésGeographic code 700 in the official (French)
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles".  
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map


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