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%
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 trend:[7]

  • Population in 2011: 5,853
  • Population in 2006: 5,594
  • Population in 2001: 5,662
  • Population in 1996: 5,739
  • Population in 1991: 5,598

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