|— Municipality —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||March 31, 1973|
|• Mayor||Suzanne Yelle Blair|
|• Federal riding||Beauharnois—Salaberry|
|• Prov. riding||Huntingdon|
|• Total||113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)|
|• Land||113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||2.2%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0S 1E0|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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.
The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:
Mother tongue language (2006)
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.
"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.
- Reference number 23777 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Franklin
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BEAUHARNOIS--SALABERRY (Quebec)
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Franklin, Quebec
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Franklin, Quebec
| United States
Clinton, New York
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