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Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality

Pierre-De Saurel
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
Named for Pierre de Saurel
County seat Sorel-Tracy
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Gilles Salvas
 • Total 639.00 km2 (246.72 sq mi)
 • Land 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 50,900
 • Density 85.1/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 1.9%
 • Dwellings 24,648
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website .com.mrcpierredesaurelwww

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River.

The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.


  • Subdivisions 1
  • Demographics 2
    • Population 2.1
    • Language 2.2
  • Transportation 3
    • Access routes 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]




Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
49,035 2.9% 97.68% 490 21.0% 0.98% 210 27.3% 0.42% 465 25.6% 0.93%
47,660 1.3% 97.55% 405 0.0% 0.83% 165 2.9% 0.34% 625 83.8% 1.28%
48,290 4.5% 98.14% 405 24.6% 0.82% 170 2.9% 0.35% 340 13.9% 0.69%
50,585 n/a 98.26% 325 n/a 0.63% 175 n/a 0.34% 395 n/a 0.77%


Access routes

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

See also


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 402521 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b c Répertoire des municipalitésGeographic code 530 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

External links

  • (French), official web-portal for the region

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