Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality

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Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°10′W / 45.083°N 74.167°W / 45.083; -74.167Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°10′W / 45.083°N 74.167°W / 45.083; -74.167[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Huntingdon
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Alain Castagner
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,242.20 km2 (479.62 sq mi)
 • Land 1,174.00 km2 (453.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 21,197
 • Density 18.1/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Decrease 3.4%
 • Dwellings 10,744
  Population excludes
incompletely enumerated
First Nations reserves
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrchsl.com

Le Haut-Saint-Laurent (Upper Saint Lawrence) is a regional county municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada in the Montérégie region. Its seat is in Huntingdon and it is named for the Saint Lawrence River which forms its western and northwestern boundary.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 13 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 21,864 —    
1996 22,007 +0.7%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 21,851 −0.7%
2006 21,943 +0.4%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 21,197 −3.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
20,985
13,980 Decrease 4.7% 66.62% 6,150 Increase 1.7% 29.31% 345 Increase 16.9% 1.64% 510 Decrease 29.7% 2.43%
2006
21,735
14,665 Increase 3.6% 67.47% 6,050 Decrease 4.9% 27.84% 295 Decrease 37.2% 1.36% 725 Increase 20.8% 3.34%
2001
21,590
14,160 Increase 1.8% 65.59% 6,360 Decrease 9.2% 29.46% 470 Increase 44.6% 2.18% 600 Increase 23.7% 2.78%
1996
21,730
13,915 n/a 64.04% 7,005 n/a 32.24% 325 n/a 1.50% 485 n/a 2.23%

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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