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Contrecœur, Quebec

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Contrecœur (French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃tʁəkœʁ]) is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 6,252. Contrecœur is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Montreal and is accessible via Autoroute 30, the main road from the southwest, which continues on to Sorel-Tracy.

Contrecœur
City
Official seal of Contrecœur
Seal
Motto(s): À cœur vaillant tout est possible
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Contrecœur is located in Southern Quebec
Contrecœur
Contrecœur
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Marguerite-D'Youville
Settled 1681
Constituted January 1, 1976
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Maud Allaire
 • Federal riding Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
 • Prov. riding Verchères
Area[2][4]
 • Total 87.60 km2 (33.82 sq mi)
 • Land 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 6,252
 • Density 102.2/km2 (265/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 10.1%
 • Dwellings 2,979
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J0L
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 137
Website www.ville.contrecoeur.qc.ca

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HistoryEdit

In 1672, Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecœur, a soldier of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, was granted a seigneury by King Louis XIV. He and 68 other pioneers founded the town in 1681, and it is named in his honour. A migratory bird sanctuary is located near the town on Contrecœur Island. Contrecœur is currently twinned with Saint-Chef, in southeast France, and has been since 1993.

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DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Contrecœur, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 6,252 (+10.1% from 2006) 5,678 (+8.7% from 2001)
Land area: 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi) 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi)
Population density: 102.2/km2 (265/sq mi) 92.8/km2 (240/sq mi)
Median age: 44.6 (M: 43.7, F: 45.5) 43.7 (M: 42.5, F: 45.2)
Total private dwellings: 2,979 2,519
Median household income: $54,894 $50,021
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
YearPop.±%
1991 5,501—    
1996 5,331−3.1%
YearPop.±%
2001 5,222−2.0%
2006 5,678+8.7%
YearPop.±%
2011 6,252+10.1%

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Contrecœur, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
6,185
6,025   11.3% 97.41% 80   128.6% 1.29% 15   62.5% 0.24% 65   27.8% 1.05%
2006
5,580
5,415   7.2% 97.04% 35   12.5% 0.63% 40   n/a% 0.72% 90   100.0% 1.61%
2001
5,135
5,050   1.7% 98.34% 40   42.9% 0.78% 0   0.0% 0.00% 45   80.0% 0.88%
1996
5,235
5,140 n/a 98.18% 70 n/a 1.34% 0 n/a 0.00% 25 n/a 0.48%

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