La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality

La Haute-Yamaska (meaning The Upper Yamaska) is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Granby.

La Haute-Yamaska
Location of La Haute-Yamaska
Coordinates: 45°24′N 72°44′W / 45.400°N 72.733°W / 45.400; -72.733Coordinates: 45°24′N 72°44′W / 45.400°N 72.733°W / 45.400; -72.733[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
EffectiveMarch 3, 1982
County seatGranby
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectPascal Russell
Area
 • Total650.40 km2 (251.12 sq mi)
 • Land636.81 km2 (245.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total88,306
 • Density138.7/km2 (359/sq mi)
 • Change
2006-2011
Increase 3.8%
 • Dwellings
40,364
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Websitewww.haute-yamaska.ca
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It is named for its position at the height of the Yamaska River, which cuts through its southern part. It rises at Brome Lake located in neighbouring Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality.

On January 1, 2010, the city of Bromont left La Haute-Yamaska; it was reclassified as within the Brome-Missisquoi RCM.[5]

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 8 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

DemographicsEdit

Mother tongue from Canada 2016 Census[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 80,650 91.3%
English only 2,790 3.2%
Both English and French 655 0.7%
Other languages 4,210 4.8%

HighwaysEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 141094 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 470 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: La Haute-Yamaska, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "(Code 2447) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF) (in French). Institut de la statistique du Québec. p. 4. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map