Brome, Quebec

Brome is a village located in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality of the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 271.

Brome
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Brome is located in Southern Quebec
Brome
Brome
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°12′N 72°34′W / 45.200°N 72.567°W / 45.200; -72.567Coordinates: 45°12′N 72°34′W / 45.200°N 72.567°W / 45.200; -72.567[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
ConstitutedJune 20, 1923
Named forBrome, Suffolk[1]
Government
 • MayorL. Thomas Selby
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area
 • Total11.50 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
 • Land12.02 km2 (4.64 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total271
 • Density22.6/km2 (59/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 2.5%
 • Dwellings
135
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 215
Census profile2446070[4]
MAMROT info46070[2]
Toponymie info8596[1]

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 271   2.5%
2006 278   2.8%
2001 286   0.3%
1996 287   1.0%
1991 290 N/A

LanguageEdit

Mother tongue language (2011)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 80 29.00%
English only 165 60.00%
Both English and French 10 3.60%
Other languages 5 1.80%

Brome FairEdit

Brome Fair ("Exposition de Brome" in French) is an agricultural fair that takes place annually on Labour Day weekend. It is the largest rural fair in Quebec, dating back to 1856.

Like most country fairs, in addition to agricultural exhibitions and contests, Brome fair hosts a variety of country music acts, rides, games, and motorsport events.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Reference number 8596 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 46070 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ "Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)". Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  4. ^ a b c "(Code 2446070) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Brome VL, Quebec
  7. ^ "Celebrating the Big Brome Fair". Destination Knowlton. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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