Franklin, Quebec

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Franklin
Municipality
Franklin noyau institutionnelle.JPG
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Franklin is located in Southern Quebec
Franklin
Franklin
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted March 31, 1973
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Suzanne Yelle Blair
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)
 • Land 113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,688
 • Density 14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.2%
 • Dwellings 767
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1E0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 201
Route 202
Route 209

Franklin is a Canadian municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec along the American border. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,688.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated along the border with the United States.

Geological features include an east-west forested ridge Covey Hill, a foothill to the southern Adirondack Mountains of New York State, from which the skyscrapers of Montreal are visible to the northeast. Streams run from its northern flank to the Chateauguay Valley where tributaries feed the Chateauguay River that drains into the St. Lawrence River.

Communities[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Franklin, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 1,736 —    
1996 1,640 −5.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 1,603 −2.3%
2006 1,651 +3.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 1,688 +2.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Franklin, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,685
1,210 Decrease 0.8% 71.81% 390 Increase 13.0% 23.14% 35 Increase 250.0% 2.08% 50 Decrease 33.3% 2.97%
2006
1,650
1,220 Increase 5.2% 73.94% 345 Decrease 2.8% 20.91% 10 Decrease 60.0% 0.61% 75 Increase 200.0% 4.54%
2001
1,565
1,160 Decrease 1.7% 74.12% 355 Decrease 9.0% 22.68% 25 Increase 25.0% 1.60% 25 Decrease 37.5% 1.60%
1996
1,630
1,180 n/a 72.39% 390 n/a 23.93% 20 n/a 1.23% 40 n/a 2.45%

Economy[edit]

Apple orchards and maple sugar groves are the principal agriculture near the village of Franklin Centre, Quebec and on the hill while around the village of St. Antoine Abbe in the flat valley there are fertile croplands and dairy farms.

Leahy Orchards is a major employer and exporter of applesauce and Applesnax label products.

Attractions[edit]

"Chemin de Covey Hill" (Covey Hill road) is considered to be one of the premier cycling roads in southern Quebec. This is due to the impressive climb between Havelock and Franklin Centre, the breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence and Richelieu river valleys, as well as a surprisingly good quality road surface. This is the first road north of the US-Canada border.

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