McMasterville, Quebec

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McMasterville
Municipality
Official seal of McMasterville
Seal
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
McMasterville is located in Southern Quebec
McMasterville
McMasterville
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Constituted July 31, 1917
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Gilles Plante
 • Federal riding Chambly—Borduas
 • Prov. riding Borduas
Area[2][4]
 • Total 3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Land 3.10 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 5,615
 • Density 1,810.3/km2 (4,689/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.3%
 • Dwellings 2,261
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3G 6N9
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 116
Route 223
Website www.mcmasterville.ca

McMasterville is a municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 5,615. It is within the Administrative Region of Montérégie.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1917 to house workers of the Canadian Explosives Limited. The town is named after the first chairman of that company, William McMaster.

Geography[edit]

McMasterville is located along the Richelieu river, on the shore facing Mont St-Hilaire and Otterburn Park.

Demographics[edit]

Education[edit]

The town is host to the École d'éducation internationale which offers secondary level education where students can follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme as defined by the IBO.

Transportation[edit]

McMasterville is served by the McMasterville commuter rail station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mont-Saint-Hilaire Line. Local bus service is provided by the CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu.

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