Warwick, Quebec

Warwick is a small town north east of Montreal, located in Arthabaska county, Quebec, Canada. The town was incorporated in 1861 and named after a city of the same name in England.

Warwick
Hôtel de ville de Warwick.jpg
Coat of arms of Warwick
Coat of arms
Location within Arthabaska RCM
Location within Arthabaska RCM
Warwick is located in Southern Quebec
Warwick
Warwick
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°57′N 71°59′W / 45.950°N 71.983°W / 45.950; -71.983Coordinates: 45°57′N 71°59′W / 45.950°N 71.983°W / 45.950; -71.983[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMArthabaska
ConstitutedMarch 15, 2000
Government
 • MayorDiego Scalzo
 • Federal ridingRichmond—Arthabaska
 • Prov. ridingDrummond–Bois-Francs
Area
 • Total110.40 km2 (42.63 sq mi)
 • Land109.97 km2 (42.46 sq mi)
Population
 • Total4,766
 • Density43.3/km2 (112/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 0.8%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 116
Websitewww.ville.warwick.qc.ca

Up until 2014 the town hosted Quebec's annual summer cheese festival, which showcases many of the locally produced artisanal cheeses. In 2014 the festival was moved to Victoriaville.[4] Warwick also claims to be one of the possible birthplaces of poutine (fries with gravy and cheese curds).[5]

It is an industrial centre, with factories for agricultural machinery, washing-machines, overalls, cheese-boxes, and doors.

Warwick is located on Route 116.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 66652 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 39077 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2439077) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ "Le Festival de fromages de Warwick déménagerait à Victoriaville… | La Terre de Chez Nous". La Terre de Chez Nous (in French). 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  5. ^ Adam, L. G. (2014). "OFF DUTY --- adventure & travel -- in search of: Quebec's baddest poutine --- for the richest, runniest, gut-busting-est combo of fries, cheese and gravy, head to its canadian birthplace". Wall Street Journal. May 03.

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