Durham-Sud

Durham-Sud, also known as South Durham, is a small farming community in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, west of Richmond and south of Drummondville. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,008.

Durham-Sud
Église Saint-James de Durham-Sud - 1.jpg
Location within Drummond RCM
Location within Drummond RCM
Durham-Sud is located in Southern Quebec
Durham-Sud
Durham-Sud
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°40′N 72°20′W / 45.667°N 72.333°W / 45.667; -72.333Coordinates: 45°40′N 72°20′W / 45.667°N 72.333°W / 45.667; -72.333[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMDrummond
ConstitutedNovember 1, 1975
Government
 • MayorMichel Noël
 • Federal ridingDrummond
 • Prov. ridingJohnson
Area
 • Total92.70 km2 (35.79 sq mi)
 • Land93.43 km2 (36.07 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources.
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total1,008
 • Density10.8/km2 (28/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 1.0%
 • Dwellings
420
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 116
Websitewww.durham-sud.com Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

Early settlers of the area were Scottish and Irish immigrants who arrived mostly in the 18th and 19th century and found the area to be good for farming. Today the community is predominantly francophone.

Éphrem-A. Brisebois was born here in 1850.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,008   1.0%
2006 1,018   2.3%
2001 995   0.7%
1996 988   6.0%
1991 1,051 N/A

LanguageEdit

Mother tongue (2011)[4]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 880 87.1%
English only 100 9.9%
English and French 10 1.0%
Non-official languages 20 2.0%

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