Charlemagne, Quebec

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Charlemagne
City
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
Charlemagne is located in Central Quebec
Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°43′N 73°29′W / 45.717°N 73.483°W / 45.717; -73.483Coordinates: 45°43′N 73°29′W / 45.717°N 73.483°W / 45.717; -73.483[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM L'Assomption
Constituted November 13, 1906
Government[2]
 • Mayor Normand Grenier
 • Federal riding Repentigny
 • Prov. riding L'Assomption
Area[2][3]
 • Total 2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
 • Land 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 5,853
 • Density 2,704.0/km2 (7,003/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 4.6%
 • Dwellings 2,863
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5Z
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40
A-640

Route 344
Website www.ville.charlemagne.qc.ca

Charlemagne (pronounced: [ʃaʁ.lə.maɲ]) is an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of the Rivière des Prairies, 24 kilometres (15 mi) northeast of Montreal's downtown core. As of 2011, the population was 5,853.

It is the birthplace of recording artist, Céline Dion,[4] who is the winner of the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland with her song, Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi and whom the town's council named one of its main streets after,[5] doing so without the recognition of the Quebec Commission.[6] Additionally, the town erected a sculpture on Dion's behalf.[6] Charlemagne is also the birthplace of politician, Camille Laurin.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Charlemagne, Quebec[9]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 5,598 —    
1996 5,739 +2.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 5,662 −1.3%
2006 5,594 −1.2%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 5,853 +4.6%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Charlemagne, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
5,835
5,535 Increase 2.8% 94.86% 90 Increase 63.6% 1.54% 25 Increase 150.0% 0.43% 185 Increase 32.1% 3.17%
2006
5,590
5,385 Decrease 3.1% 96.33% 55 Decrease 15.4% 0.98% 10 Increase n/a% 0.18% 140 Increase 250.0% 2.50%
2001
5,665
5,560 Decrease 0.5% 98.15% 65 Increase 8.3% 1.15% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 40 Decrease 20.0% 0.71%
1996
5,700
5,590 n/a 98.07% 60 n/a 1.05% 0 n/a 0.00% 50 n/a 0.88%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 12423 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 60005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Charlemagne census profile
  4. ^ Céline Dion receives honorary doctorate in Quebec City CBC News Retrieved 2011-05-11
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b Céline Dion's name goes on - a street CBC News Retrieved 2011-05-11
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  9. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census