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Franklin, Quebec

Franklin
Municipality

Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.

Location in southern Quebec.

Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917[1]

Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted March 31, 1973
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Suzanne Yelle Blair
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)
 • Land 113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,688
 • Density 14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.2%
 • Dwellings 767
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1E0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Template:Jct/extra Route 201
Template:Jct/extra Route 202
Template:Jct/extra Route 209

Franklin is a Canadian municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec along the American border. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,688.

Geography

The municipality is situated along the border with the United States.

Geological features include an east-west forested ridge Covey Hill, a foothill to the southern Adirondack Mountains of New York State, from which the skyscrapers of Montreal are visible to the northeast. Streams run from its northern flank to the Chateauguay Valley where tributaries feed the Chateauguay River that drains into the St. Lawrence River.

Communities

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

  • Dorea (45°00′21″N 73°55′43″W / 45.00583°N 73.92861°W / 45.00583; -73.92861 (Dorea, Franklin, QC)) – a hamlet situated in the southern portion.

    • Franklin Centre (45°01′42″N 73°55′29″W / 45.02833°N 73.92472°W / 45.02833; -73.92472 (Franklin Centre, Franklin, QC)) – a hamlet located at the junction of Route 202 and Route 209.

      • Saint-Antoine-Abbé (45°03′03″N 73°53′21″W / 45.05083°N 73.88917°W / 45.05083; -73.88917 (Saint-Antoine-Abbé, Franklin, QC)) – a village located along Quebec Route 209.

        Demographics

        Economy

        Apple orchards and maple sugar groves are the principal agriculture near the village of Franklin Centre, Quebec and on the hill while around the village of St. Antoine Abbe in the flat valley there are fertile croplands and dairy farms.

        Leahy Orchards is a major employer and exporter of applesauce and Applesnax label products.

        Attractions

        "Chemin de Covey Hill" (Covey Hill road) is considered to be one of the premier cycling roads in southern Quebec. This is due to the impressive climb between Havelock and Franklin Centre, the breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence and Richelieu river valleys, as well as a surprisingly good quality road surface. This is the first road north of the US-Canada border.

        See also

        References

        External links

        • Official website
        • Chateauguay Valley
        • Visitors guide to u-pick apples



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