Clarence-Rockland

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Clarence-Rockland
City (lower-tier)
City of Clarence-Rockland
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Location within Prescott and Russell
Location within Prescott and Russell
Clarence-Rockland is located in Ontario
Clarence-Rockland
Clarence-Rockland
Location in Ontario
Coordinates: 45°29′N 75°12′W / 45.483°N 75.200°W / 45.483; -75.200Coordinates: 45°29′N 75°12′W / 45.483°N 75.200°W / 45.483; -75.200
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Prescott and Russell
Settled 1840s
Incorporation January 1998
Government
 • Type City
 • Mayor Guy Desjardins
Area[1]
 • Land 297.86 km2 (115.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,185
 • Density 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 613
Website www.clarence-rockland.com
Town hall in Rockland

Clarence-Rockland is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the Ottawa River. Clarence-Rockland is located immediately to the east of Ottawa and is considered part of Canada's National Capital Region in the census.

The city was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of the Town of Rockland with Clarence Township.

Communities[edit]

The city includes the communities of Bourget, Cheney, Clarence, Clarence Creek, Hammond, Rockland, Saint-Pascal-Baylon.

Demographics[edit]

The city is officially bilingual. It is 68 per cent francophone and is the largest majority-francophone city in North America outside of Quebec or Haiti, recently achieving a greater population than Edmundston, New Brunswick. (There are higher numbers of francophones in other Canadian cities such as Ottawa (122,665), Sudbury (45,420), Toronto (34,900), Winnipeg (26,855), Moncton (20,425) and Timmins (17,390), but French speakers in these cities are a minority.)

In January, 2005, the city introduced a bylaw which required all new businesses to put up signs in both English and French. Although the bylaw was criticized as infringing on individual constitutional rights, it was passed by the council.[4][5][6]

Public transportation[edit]

Clarence-Rockland Transpo provides a public transportation service to residents of the city; part of the Rural Partners Transit Service of OC Transpo

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