Berthierville

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Berthierville (/ˈbɛərtjvɪl/)[4](also called Berthier-en-haut, and legally called Berthier before 1942) is a town located between Montreal and Trois-Rivières on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Berthierville is the seat of D'Autray Regional County Municipality, and is served by Autoroute 40, and is the junction of Routes 138 and 158. It is surrounded by the parish municipality of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier.

Berthierville
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Location within D'Autray RCM.
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Berthierville is located in Central Quebec
Berthierville
Berthierville
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°05′N 73°11′W / 46.083°N 73.183°W / 46.083; -73.183Coordinates: 46°05′N 73°11′W / 46.083°N 73.183°W / 46.083; -73.183[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMD'Autray
ConstitutedApril 14, 1852
Government
 • MayorSuzanne Nantel
 • Federal ridingBerthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
Area
 • Total7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
 • Land6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total4,091
 • Density596.8/km2 (1,546/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.1%
 • Dwellings
2,007
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 158
Websitewww.ville.berthierville.qc.ca

Gastrointestinal experimentation pioneer Alexis St. Martin and Formula One race car driver Gilles Villeneuve grew up in Berthierville.

The Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage column stops at the church of Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville for Mass on the first day of its three-day walk from Lanoraie to Cap-de-la-Madeleine.

Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville church, opened 22 August 1787.

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 4091 (2006 to 2011 population change: 2.1%)
  • Population in 2006: 4007
  • Population in 2001: 3939
  • Population in 1996: 3952
  • Population in 1991: 3854

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1924 (total dwellings: 2007)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.3%
  • French as first language: 96.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.3%
  • Other as first language: 3.0%

EducationEdit

Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools, including:

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 5375 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 52035 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Berthierville census profile
  4. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "du Chemin-du-Roy (pavillon maternelle Sainte-Geneviève)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "du Chemin-du-Roy (pavillon Sainte-Geneviève)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "du Chemin-du-Roy (pavillon Saint-Joseph)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "École de l'Île Saint-Ignace." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.

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