Saint-Hyacinthe

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Saint-Hyacinthe (/ˈhəsɪnθ/; French: [sɛ̃t‿ijasɛ̃t]) is a city in southwestern Quebec east of Montreal on the Yamaska River. The population as of the 2016 Canadian Census was 55,648.[4] The city is located in Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality of the Montérégie region, and is traversed by the Yamaska River. Quebec Autoroute 20 runs perpendicular to the river. Saint-Hyacinthe is the seat of the judicial district of the same name.[6]

Saint-Hyacinthe
Parc Casimir-Dessaules.
Parc Casimir-Dessaules.
Official seal of Saint-Hyacinthe
Seal
Location within Les Maskoutains RCM
Location within Les Maskoutains RCM
Saint-Hyacinthe is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Hyacinthe
Saint-Hyacinthe
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°37′N 72°57′W / 45.617°N 72.950°W / 45.617; -72.950Coordinates: 45°37′N 72°57′W / 45.617°N 72.950°W / 45.617; -72.950[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMLes Maskoutains
Founded1849
Constituted27 December 2001
Government
 • MayorClaude Corbeil
 • Federal ridingSaint-Hyacinthe—Bagot
 • Prov. ridingSaint-Hyacinthe
Area
 • City191.60 km2 (73.98 sq mi)
 • Land188.97 km2 (72.96 sq mi)
 • Metro328.53 km2 (126.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • City59,614
 • Density294.5/km2 (763/sq mi)
 • Metro56,794
 • Metro density181.5/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016[4]
Increase 4.5%
 • Dwellings[4]
25,483
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-20 (TCH)

Route 116
Route 137
Route 224
Route 231
Route 235
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

Jacques-Hyacinthe Simon dit Delorme, owner of the seigneurie, started its settlement in 1757. He gave his patron saint name (Saint Hyacinth the Confessor of Poland) to the seigneurie, which was made a city in 1850.

St. Hyacinth's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe. It was erected in 1852.

 
Former Mayors' Gateway

2001 mergerEdit

As part of the 2000–06 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on 27 December 2001, the city of Saint-Hyacinthe amalgamated with five neighbouring towns (listed here with their populations as of 2001):

  • Saint-Hyacinthe (39,739)
  • Sainte-Rosalie (4,170)
  • Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (4,000)
  • Sainte-Rosalie Parish (1,476)
  • Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur, Quebec (1,151)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec (858)

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Saint-Hyacinthe community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 55,648 (+4.5% from 2011) 53,236 (+3.1% from 2006) 51,616 (+2.4% from 2001)
Land area: 188.97 km2 (72.96 sq mi) 188.69 km2 (72.85 sq mi) 188.69 km2 (72.85 sq mi)
Population density: 294.5/km2 (763/sq mi) 282.1/km2 (731/sq mi) 273.6/km2 (709/sq mi)
Median age: 47.0 (M: 44.0, F: 49.6) 46.1 (M: 43.4, F: 48.1) 44.0 (M: 41.8, F: 45.9)
Total private dwellings: 24,458 25,774 23,956
Median household income: $45,621 $42,448
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]
YearPop.±%
1991 39,292—    
1996 38,981−0.8%
1996A 38,995+0.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 38,739−0.7%
2001M 50,394+30.1%
2006 51,616+2.4%
YearPop.±%
2011 53,236+3.1%
2016 55,648+4.5%
(A) adjustment due to boundary change.
(M) merger with Sainte-Rosalie, Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, Sainte-Rosalie Parish, Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur and Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Hyacinthe on 27 December 2001.

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec[11]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
54,045
51,080   3.8% 94.51% 450   5.9% 0.83% 225   7.1% 0.42% 2,520   38.1% 4.66%
2011
51,695
49,235   2.2% 95.24% 425   46.6% 0.82% 210   68.0% 0.41% 1,825   38.7% 3.53%
2006
49,955
48,165   33.5% 96.42% 290   7.4% 0.58% 125   31.6% 0.25% 1,375   139.1% 2.75%
2001
37,025
36,085   1.8% 97.46% 270   27.0% 0.73% 95   17.4% 0.26% 575   26.4% 1.55%
1996
37,670
36,730 n/a 97.50% 370 n/a 0.98% 115 n/a 0.31% 455 n/a 1.21%

EconomyEdit

Agriculture and its related derivates are at the heart of Saint-Hyacinthe's economic infrastructure. The city has been nicknamed the "Agricultural technopolis of Canada", because it is home to several research institutions in the field such as the centre de recherche sur les aliments (CRDA), the Institut de recherche et développement en agro-environnement (IRDA), the institut de technologie agroalimentaire (ITA) and the head office of the Artificial Insemination Center of Quebec (CIAQ).

Saint-Hyacinthe hosts numerous agriculture related events such as fairs, exposition and congresses and acts a hub in the field. So much so that the Agricultural Hall of Fame of Quebec decided to move there from Quebec City to give itself more visibility in the community.[12]

In addition, it is also home to Orgues Létourneau and Casavant Frères, builders of pipe organs, and Intact Financial, formerly known as Le Groupe Commerce.

TransportEdit

EducationEdit

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[16] In association with the Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe is home to the only veterinary medicine faculty of Quebec and coincidentally the only such school where tuition is provided in French.

SportsEdit

From 1989 to 1996 the city had a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League known as the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser. From 2001 to 2009 the city was represented in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (known as the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League (QSPHL) until 2004) by the Saint-Hyacinthe Cousin (2001–05), Saint-Hyacinthe Cristal (2005–06), Saint-Hyacinthe Top Design (2006–08) and Saint-Hyacinthe Chiefs (2008–09). The city's main hockey arena is the historic Stade L.P. Gaucher, which was built in 1937.[17]

Notable localsEdit

The following individuals were born or grew up in the region of St-Hyacinthe:

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 56749 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Saint-Hyacinthe - Répertoire des municipalités - Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire". gouv.qc.ca. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867". parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Statistics Canada (9 August 2019). "Census Profile 2016 -Saint-Hyacinthe, Ville [Census subdivision], Quebec and Les Maskoutains, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b Census Profile, 2016 Census Saint-Hyacinthe [Census agglomeration, Quebec and Quebec [Province]]. The census agglomeration consists of Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Dominique, Saint-Simon. In the 2006 census, the census agglomeration had not included Saint-Dominique, but had included La Présentation and Saint-Barnabé-Sud.
  6. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  11. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  12. ^ Jean-Luc Lorry (23 April 2013). "Le Temple de la renommée de l'agriculture sera érigé sur le site de l'Expo" [The Hall of Fame will be erected on the Expo site] (in French). Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  13. ^ Ville Saint-Hyacinthe transport en commun Archived 22 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Train-bus service Saint-Hyacinthe / Mont-Saint-Hilaire Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  16. ^ King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday 16 December 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on 23 November 2014.
  17. ^ "St. Hyacinthe Cousin hockey team [QSPHL] statistics and history at hockeydb.com". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 16 January 2016.

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