Austin is a municipality on the western shore of Lake Memphremagog, part of the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada.

Austin
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Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Austin is located in Southern Quebec
Austin
Austin
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°11′N 72°17′W / 45.183°N 72.283°W / 45.183; -72.283Coordinates: 45°11′N 72°17′W / 45.183°N 72.283°W / 45.183; -72.283[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
RCMMemphrémagog
Founded1793
ConstitutedNovember 5, 1938
Government
 • MayorLisette Maillé
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingOrford
Area
 • Total86.50 km2 (33.40 sq mi)
 • Land73.75 km2 (28.48 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,880
 • Density25.5/km2 (66/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 33.9%
 • Dwellings
1,516
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways
A-10

Route 112
Websitewww.municipalite.
austin.qc.ca

It was home to inventor Reginald Fessenden. It is named after Nicholas Austin who brought the first settlers, mostly Quakers, to this area from the state of New Hampshire in 1796.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,880   33.9%
2006 1,404   16.9%
2001 1,201   10.9%
1996 1,083   25.3%
1991 864 N/A

LanguageEdit

Mother tongue (2011)[4]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 1,545 82.4%
English only 290 15.5%
Both English and French 20 1.1%
Non-official languages 20 1.1%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 2711 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Austin". Archived from the original on 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ "Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)". Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-05-01.
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Austin, Quebec
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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