Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality

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Les Maskoutains
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°37′N 72°57′W / 45.617°N 72.950°W / 45.617; -72.950Coordinates: 45°37′N 72°57′W / 45.617°N 72.950°W / 45.617; -72.950[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
County seat Saint-Hyacinthe
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Mme Francine Morin
Area[2][3]
 • Total 1,313.90 km2 (507.30 sq mi)
 • Land 1,301.16 km2 (502.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 84,248
 • Density 64.7/km2 (168/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.4%
 • Dwellings 38,387
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrcmaskoutains.qc.ca

Les Maskoutains is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Its seat is in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 17 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 76,845 —    
1996 78,754 +2.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 78,917 +0.2%
2006 80,694 +2.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 84,248 +4.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Les Maskoutains 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
82,625
79,610 Increase 4.2% 96.35% 645 Increase 16.2% 0.78% 305 Increase 69.4% 0.37% 2,065 Increase 16.7% 2.50%
2006
78,930
76,425 Increase 1.4% 96.83% 555 Increase 2.8% 0.70% 180 Decrease 12.2% 0.23% 1,770 Increase 100.0% 2.24%
2001
77,025
75,395 Decrease 0.4% 97.88% 540 Decrease 28.9% 0.70% 205 Increase 20.6% 0.27% 885 Increase 22.9% 1.15%
1996
77,385
75,735 n/a 97.87% 760 n/a 0.98% 170 n/a 0.22% 720 n/a 0.93%

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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