Acton Regional County Municipality

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Acton
Regional county municipality
Location of Acton
Coordinates: 45°39′N 72°34′W / 45.650°N 72.567°W / 45.650; -72.567Coordinates: 45°39′N 72°34′W / 45.650°N 72.567°W / 45.650; -72.567[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Acton Vale
Communities
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Jean-Marie Laplante
Area[2][3]
 • Total 583.00 km2 (225.10 sq mi)
 • Land 580.73 km2 (224.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 15,381
 • Density 26.5/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.6%
 • Dwellings 6,806
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrcacton.qc.ca

Acton Regional County Municipality is a regional county municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec. The seat is Acton Vale.[2]

Founded in 1982, the Acton Regional County Municipality is made up of eight smaller municipalities containing a little fewer than 16,000 people. The average population density is 26.5 per square kilometre. About half of the population is concentrated in the town of Acton Vale.[4]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 8 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 14,475 96.53%
English only 145 0.97%
Both English and French 95 0.63%
Other languages 280 1.87%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

Attractions and Other Areas[edit]

La Campagnarde Trail

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