Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality

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Beauharnois-Salaberry
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°56′W / 45.317°N 73.933°W / 45.317; -73.933Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°56′W / 45.317°N 73.933°W / 45.317; -73.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat[2] Beauharnois
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Yves Daoust
Area[2][3]
 • Total 523.10 km2 (201.97 sq mi)
 • Land 470.68 km2 (181.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 61,950
 • Density 131.6/km2 (341/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.9%
 • Dwellings 28,829
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrc-beauharnois-salaberry.com

Beauharnois-Salaberry is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec. Its seat is Beauharnois.[2]

History[edit]

The RCM was formed by combining historic Beauharnois County and another historic county.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 7 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 59,785 —    
1996 59,769 −0.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 59,137 −1.1%
2006 60,802 +2.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 61,950 +1.9%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
61,180
58,000 Increase 2.6% 94.80% 1,925 Increase 13.6% 3.15% 645 Increase 84.3% 1.05% 610 Decrease 25.6% 1.00%
2006
59,405
56,540 Increase 2.1% 95.18% 1,695 Decrease 4.8% 2.85% 350 Decrease 14.6% 0.59% 820 Increase 60.8% 1.38%
2001
58,060
55,360 Decrease 1.7% 95.35% 1,780 Increase 13.4% 3.07% 410 Decrease 14.6% 0.71% 510 Increase 20.0% 0.88%
1996
58,790
56,315 n/a 64.04% 1,570 n/a 32.24% 480 n/a 1.50% 425 n/a 2.23%

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:[7]

Attractions[edit]

  • Beauharnois Canal
  • Beauharnois Hydro-electric power station (Melocheville)
  • Deux-Rives Ecomuseum (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield)
  • Howick Airport (Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois)
  • Pointe-du-Bruisson Archialogical Park (Melocheville)
  • Valleyfield Airport (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka)

Protected Areas[edit]

  • Îles-de-Paix National Fauna Reserve
  • Îles-de-Saint-Timothée Regional Park

See also[edit]

References[edit]