Acton Vale, Quebec

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Acton Vale
City
Route 139 Acton Vale.jpg
Coat of arms of Acton Vale
Coat of arms
Location within Acton RCM.
Location within Acton RCM.
Acton Vale is located in Southern Quebec
Acton Vale
Acton Vale
Location in southern Quebec.
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
RCM Acton
Constituted January 26, 2000
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Éric Charbonneau
 • Federal riding Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot
 • Prov. riding Johnson
Area[2][4]
 • Total 91.20 km2 (35.21 sq mi)
 • Land 90.98 km2 (35.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 7,664
 • Density 84.2/km2 (218/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.1%
 • Dwellings 3,489
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0H
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 116
Route 139
Website www.ville.actonvale.qc.ca

Acton Vale is an industrial town in south-central Quebec, Canada. It is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of Acton (MRC d'Acton) and is in the Montérégie administrative region. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 7,664. The town covers an area of 90.96 km².

By road, Acton Vale is 100 km from the province's largest city Montreal, 190 km from the provincial capital Quebec City, and 100 km from the United States border.[5]

History[edit]

Founded in 1862, the town was named for Acton, a suburb of London, England. The name is a derivative of Oak town, which became Acton. It has shoe, rubber, and woolen industries. The town was formerly a copper-mining center.

Demographics[edit]

Government[edit]

Town Council[edit]

Mayors of Acton Vale[edit]

Religion[edit]

The town of Acton Vale counts several places of worships;

  • Roman Catholic Church (Priest Joseph Lèbre)
  • Evangelist Baptist Church (Moderator George Corriveau)
  • Anglican Church
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Media[edit]

La Pensée de Bagot [9] is the local newspaper for Acton Vale and the region.

Communities[edit]

  • Acton Vale -
  • Lavoie - a community south of the Acton Vale community (but within the municipality of Acton Vale) on Highway 139.

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