L'Île-Bizard, Quebec

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L'Île-Bizard
Former city
L'Île-Bizard is located in Montreal
L'Île-Bizard
L'Île-Bizard
Location of L'Île-Bizard in Montreal
Coordinates: 45°29′15″N 73°52′48″W / 45.487417°N 73.879917°W / 45.487417; -73.879917Coordinates: 45°29′15″N 73°52′48″W / 45.487417°N 73.879917°W / 45.487417; -73.879917
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
City Flag of Montreal.svg Montreal
Borough L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
Area[1]
 • Land 22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 14,647
 • Density 643.26/km2 (1,666.0/sq mi)
 • Change (2006-2011) Increase2.2%
 • Dwellings (2011) 5,228
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area H9E
Area code(s) (514) and (438)

L'Île-Bizard is a former municipality, current borough located on Île Bizard, an island northwest of the Island of Montreal. It was originally incorporated as a municipality on July 1, 1855 as Paroisse de Saint-Raphael-de l'Ile-Bizard.

On 1 January 2002, it was merged into the City of Montreal as part of the borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève.

The island has a land area of 22.77 km² (8.79 sq mi). Its population was 14,647 as of the 2011 census.

It is the childhood home of NHL hockey player Vincent Lecavalier, who attended John Rennie High School, a school well known for its athletics program. It is also the childhood home of Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier.

The Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois had a $8M main residence in the area.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1740 17 —    
1813 508 +2888.2%
1831 799 +57.3%
1851 950 +18.9%
1861 1,070 +12.6%
1881 831 −22.3%
1901 682 −17.9%
1911 586 −14.1%
1916 574 −2.0%
1931 712 +24.0%
1954 1,046 +46.9%
1951 3,379 +223.0%
1971 2,950 −12.7%
1981 6,558 +122.3%
1991 11,352 +73.1%
1996 13,038 +14.9%
2001 13,861 +6.3%
2006 14,325 +3.3%
2006 14,647 +2.2%

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