Beauharnois, Quebec

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Beauharnois
City
Skyline of Beauharnois
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Beauharnois is located in Southern Quebec
Beauharnois
Beauharnois
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°52′W / 45.317°N 73.867°W / 45.317; -73.867Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°52′W / 45.317°N 73.867°W / 45.317; -73.867[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Beauharnois-Salaberry
Constituted January 1, 2002
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Claude Haineault
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Beauharnois
Area[2][4]
 • Total 83.70 km2 (32.32 sq mi)
 • Land 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 12,011
 • Density 173.9/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.8%
 • Dwellings 5,585
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6N
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 205
Route 236
Website www.ville.
beauharnois.qc.ca

Beauharnois is a city located in the Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality of southwestern Quebec, Canada, and is part of Greater Montreal Area. The city's population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 12,011. It is home to the Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Station, one of the largest hydroelectric generating stations in the world, as well as the Beauharnois Lock of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. In 2012, OVH started construction of its first Canadian data centre in Beauharnois, one of the largest in the world. OVH's data centre is claimed to be powered by Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Station, and is located 300 meters from it.

History[edit]

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, the neighbouring towns of Maple Grove and Melocheville were amalgamated into Beauharnois on January 1, 2002.

Geography[edit]

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Beauharnois, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 6,449 —    
1996 6,435 −0.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 6,387 −0.7%
2002+ 11,454 +79.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2006 11,918 +4.1%
2011 12,011 +0.8%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Beauharnois, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
11,935
11,245 Increase 1.7% 94.22% 460 Increase 16.5% 3.85% 105 Increase 133.3% 0.88% 125 Decrease 37.5% 1.05%
2006
11,695
11,055 Increase 84.6% 94.53% 395 Increase 163.3% 3.38% 45 Decrease 30.8% 0.38% 200 Increase 471.4% 1.71%
2001
6,240
5,990 Decrease 1.1% 95.99% 150 Increase 15.4% 2.40% 65 Increase 62.5% 1.04% 35 Decrease 12.5% 0.56%
1996
6,265
6,055 n/a 98.75% 130 n/a 0.69% 40 n/a 0.33% 40 n/a 0.23%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002

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