Contrecoeur, Quebec

Contrecœur
City

Seal
Motto: À cœur vaillant tout est possible

Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.

Location in southern Quebec.

Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233[1]

Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Marguerite-D'Youville
Settled 1681
Constituted January 1, 1976
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Suzanne Dansereau
 • Federal riding Verchères—Les Patriotes
 • Prov. riding Verchères
Area[2][4]
 • Total 87.60 km2 (33.82 sq mi)
 • Land 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 6,252
 • Density 102.2/km2 (265/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 10.1%
 • Dwellings 2,979
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0L
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 137
Website

Contrecœur is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 6,252. Contrecœur is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Montreal and is accessible via Autoroute 30, the main road from the southwest, which continues on to Sorel-Tracy.

History

In 1672, Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecœur, a soldier of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, was granted a seigneury by King Louis XIV. He and 68 other pioneers founded the town in 1681, and it his named in his honor. A migratory bird sanctuary is located near the town on Contrecœur Island.

Demographics

See also

New France portal

References

External links

  • Contrecoeur official website
  • Pioneers of Contrecœur



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