Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality

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Le Haut-Richelieu
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°12′N 73°14′W / 45.200°N 73.233°W / 45.200; -73.233Coordinates: 45°12′N 73°14′W / 45.200°N 73.233°W / 45.200; -73.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Gilles Dolbec
Area[2][3]
 • Total 999.70 km2 (385.99 sq mi)
 • Land 936.26 km2 (361.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 114,344
 • Density 122.1/km2 (316/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.0%
 • Dwellings 50,665
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrchr.qc.ca

Le Haut-Richelieu (Upper Richelieu) is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Its seat is in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is named for the Richelieu River which runs south-north through it.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 14 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 92,889 —    
1996 97,539 +5.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 100,753 +3.3%
2006 108,892 +8.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 114,344 +5.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
113,245
106,260 Increase 5.8% 93.83% 3,875 Increase 15.5% 3.42% 980 Increase 41.0% 0.87% 2,130 Decrease 25.7% 1.88%
2006
107,390
100,475 Increase 7.8% 93.56% 3,355 Decrease 10.5% 3.12% 695 Decrease 4.8% 0.65% 2,865 Increase 44.7% 2.67%
2001
99,630
93,170 Increase 2.9% 93.52% 3,750 Increase 2.5% 3.76% 730 Decrease 7.0% 0.73% 1,980 Increase 37.0% 1.99%
1996
96,475
90,585 n/a 93.89% 3,660 n/a 3.79% 785 n/a 0.81% 1,445 n/a 1.50%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

See also[edit]

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