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Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River.

Pierre-De Saurel
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
Named forPierre de Saurel
County seatSorel-Tracy
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectGilles Salvas
Area
 • Total639.00 km2 (246.72 sq mi)
 • Land598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total50,900
 • Density85.1/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 1.9%
 • Dwellings
24,648
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Websitewww.mrcpierredesaurel.com

The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.

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SubdivisionsEdit

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality community profile
2011 2006
Population: 50,900 (+1.9% from 2006) 49,932 (-0.3% from 2001)
Land area: 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi) 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Population density: 85.1/km2 (220/sq mi) 83.5/km2 (216/sq mi)
Median age: 49.0 (M: 48.1, F: 50.0) 46.8 (M: 45.9, F: 47.6)
Total private dwellings: 24,648 23,496
Median household income: $46,235 $42,479
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
YearPop.±%
1991 53,909—    
1996 52,289−3.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 50,066−4.3%
2006 49,932−0.3%
YearPop.±%
2011 50,900+1.9%

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
50,200
49,035   2.9% 97.68% 490   21.0% 0.98% 210   27.3% 0.42% 465   25.6% 0.93%
2006
48,855
47,660   1.3% 97.55% 405   0.0% 0.83% 165   2.9% 0.34% 625   83.8% 1.28%
2001
49,205
48,290   4.5% 98.14% 405   24.6% 0.82% 170   2.9% 0.35% 340   13.9% 0.69%
1996
51,480
50,585 n/a 98.26% 325 n/a 0.63% 175 n/a 0.34% 395 n/a 0.77%

TransportationEdit

Access routesEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 402521 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 530 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 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. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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