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L'Assomption is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the L'Assomption River. It is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of L'Assomption. It is located on the outer fringes of the Montreal urban area.

L'Assomption
City
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
L'Assomption is located in Central Quebec
L'Assomption
L'Assomption
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°50′N 73°25′W / 45.833°N 73.417°W / 45.833; -73.417Coordinates: 45°50′N 73°25′W / 45.833°N 73.417°W / 45.833; -73.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM L'Assomption
Settled 1670s
Constituted July 1, 2000
Government[2]
 • Mayor Sébastien Nadeau
 • Federal riding Repentigny
 • Prov. riding L'Assomption
Area[2][3]
 • Total 100.80 km2 (38.92 sq mi)
 • Land 98.90 km2 (38.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 20,065
 • Density 202.9/km2 (526/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 20.0%
 • Dwellings 8,189
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5W
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 339
Route 341
Route 343
Route 344
Website www.ville.lassomption.qc.ca

Most of the economy depends on the agricultural industries of the surrounding plains. It is also the cultural centre of the region.

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HistoryEdit

In 1647, the L'Assomption Seignory was granted to Pierre Legardeur de Repentigny, named after the river already named such since the seventeenth century. Between 1640 and 1700, a settlement formed inside a large horseshoe-shaped meander of the L'Assomption River. Amerindians had already been visiting this site since ancient times and called it Outaragasipi meaning widening river, in reference to the river's course. They would drag their canoes across the peninsula as a short-cut for the meander, and therefore the settlement was first called Le Portage.[1]

In 1717, the parish was formed, known thereafter as Saint-Pierre-du-Portage-de-l'Assomption and also as Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-du-Portage. In 1766, the village saw an influx of Acadian settlers. Between 1774 and 1888, L'Assomption was the most prosperous and important town between Montreal and Trois-Rivieres.[1]

In 1845, the L'Assomption Municipality was established, abolished in 1847, but reestablished as a parish municipality in 1855. In 1846, the village itself became a separate Village Municipality and obtained town status in 1888.[1]

In 1992, the town and parish municipality were merged again, and on July 1, 2000, the neighbouring Parish Municipality of Saint-Gérard-Majella was amalgamated with Ville de L'Assomption.[1]

In December 2010, the 1,300-worker Electrolux factory announced that it would close, relocating to Memphis, Tennessee.[4]

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – L'Assomption, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 20,065 (+20.0% from 2006) 16,738 (+7.1% from 2001)
Land area: 98.90 km2 (38.19 sq mi) 100.78 km2 (38.91 sq mi)
Population density: 202.9/km2 (526/sq mi) 166.1/km2 (430/sq mi)
Median age: 37.9 (M: 37.2, F: 38.7) 39.3 (M: 38.7, F: 39.7)
Total private dwellings: 8,189 6,526
Median household income: $61,590 $58,130
References: 2011[3] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 10,817 —    
1996 11,366 +5.1%
1996A 15,573 +37.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 15,615 +0.3%
2001A 15,625 +0.1%
2006 16,738 +7.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2006A 16,723 −0.1%
2011 20,065 +20.0%
(A) adjusted figures due to boundary changes

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - L'Assomption, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
19,815
19,165   19.0% 96.72% 195   2.5% 0.98% 100   185.7% 0.50% 355   77.5% 1.79%
2006
16,545
16,110   7.5% 97.37% 200   8.1% 1.21% 35   22.2% 0.21% 200   53.8% 1.21%
2001
15,340
14,980   37.8% 97.65% 185   131.2% 1.21% 45   28.6% 0.29% 130   160.0% 0.85%
1996
11,035
10,870 n/a 98.51% 80 n/a 0.72% 35 n/a 0.32% 50 n/a 0.45%

CommunitiesEdit

EducationEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "L'Assomption (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 60028 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-26.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/sep/18/straberg-strategy-cutting-costs-electrolux-memphis/
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.