Argenteuil Regional County Municipality

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Argenteuil
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 74°25′W / 45.683°N 74.417°W / 45.683; -74.417Coordinates: 45°41′N 74°25′W / 45.683°N 74.417°W / 45.683; -74.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
Effective January 1, 1983
County seat Lachute
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Ronald Tittlit
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,306.60 km2 (504.48 sq mi)
 • Land 1,251.64 km2 (483.26 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 32,117
 • Density 25.7/km2 (67/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.1%
 • Dwellings 18,352
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.argenteuil.qc.ca

Argenteuil is a regional county municipality located in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Lachute.[2]

History[edit]

In 1682, Charles-Joseph d'Ailleboust was granted by Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France, a domain of 186 square kilometres (72 sq mi) of land. This fiefdom was bounded by the Ottawa River to the south, a line through the center of the hamlet of Carillon in the west and Clear Lake (Lac Clair) to the north. Since Ailleboust already owned a house in Argenteuil near Paris, he called his domain Argenteuil Seigneury. In 1697, the Lord of Ailleboust and his wife Catherine Le Gardeur sold their seigneury to their son Pierre d'Ailleboust d'Argenteuil. Subsequently over the years, the fiefdom was held by Pierre-Louis Panet, and then by Major Murray.[4]

After the conquest of New France by the British in 1759 during the Seven Years' War, the British implemented their laws, but maintained certain French seigneurial rights. In 1796, Jedediah Lane, from Jericho, Vermont, bought from Major Murray several thousand acres of land on both sides of the North River (Rivière du Nord), where Lachute is today. In 1809, Thomas Barron bought the land of the territory that would become the center of the town of Lachute. Five years later, Sir John Johnson, a Loyalist from New York who had resettled in Canada after the American Revolution, bought the rest of the Argenteuil Seigneury. He built a sawmill and gave land for churches, helping to attract new settlers to Argenteuil.[4]

In 1854, the Parliament of the Province of Canada abolished the seigneurial system, and the County of Argenteuil was created the following year.[4] In January 1983, the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality succeeded the County of Argenteuil.[5]

Subdivisions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 27,232 —    
1996 28,505 +4.7%
Year Pop. ±%
1996A 28,568 +0.2%
2001 28,931 +1.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2006 29,922 +3.4%
2011 32,117 +7.3%
(A) adjusted to reflect boundary changes.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
31,655
25,650 Increase 9.7% 81.03% 5,025 Decrease 2.0% 15.87% 420 Increase 27.3% 1.33% 560 Decrease 10.4% 1.77%
2006
29,460
23,375 Increase 5.6% 79.35% 5,130 Decrease 2.4% 17.41% 330 Decrease 10.8% 1.12% 625 Increase 31.6% 2.12%
2001
28,230
22,130 Increase 2.8% 78.39% 5,255 Decrease 10.8% 18.62% 370 Increase 42.3% 1.31% 475 Increase 3.3% 1.68%
1996
28,135
21,525 n/a 76.51% 5,890 n/a 20.93% 260 n/a 0.92% 460 n/a 1.64%

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:[9]

Attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141122 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 760 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2476) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lachute, d’hier à aujourd’hui" (in French). La ville de Lachute. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Argenteuil (Municipalité régionale de comté)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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