Mirabel, Quebec

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Mirabel
City
Ville de Mirabel
City hall of Mirabel
City hall of Mirabel
Location with surrounding municipalities
Location with surrounding municipalities
Mirabel is located in Central Quebec
Mirabel
Mirabel
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°39′N 74°05′W / 45.650°N 74.083°W / 45.650; -74.083Coordinates: 45°39′N 74°05′W / 45.650°N 74.083°W / 45.650; -74.083[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM None
Constituted January 1, 1971
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean Bouchard
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Mirabel
Area[2][3]
 • Total 486.80 km2 (187.95 sq mi)
 • Land 485.59 km2 (187.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 41,957
 • Density 86.4/km2 (224/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 21.2%
 • Dwellings 16,374
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7J, J7N
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-15
A-50

Route 117
Route 148
Route 158
Website www.ville.mirabel.qc.ca

Mirabel is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located Southern Quebec.

Mirabel is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Mirabel.[3] Its geographical code is 74. Prior to 2002, Mirabel was not only a city but also comprised the Mirabel Regional County Municipality.

The city is home to Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.

History[edit]

The Belle-Rivière Estate in Sainte-Scholastique, built in 1804

Mirabel was formed through the expropriation of private lands and the merger of 8 municipalities in 1971. The former municipalities were (with their individual founding dates in brackets): Saint-Augustin (1855); Saint-Benoît (1855); Saint-Hermas (1855); Saint-Janvier-de-Blainville (1855); Sainte-Scholastique (1855); Saint-Canut (1857); Sainte-Monique (1872), and Saint-Janvier-de-la-Croix (1959). Initially called Ville de Sainte-Scholastique and renamed to Mirabel in 1973, the city was planned to become a vast transportation and industrial hub for eastern Canada with Montréal-Mirabel International Airport at its centre.[4]

The airport, which opened in 1975, never became a major aviation hub and the industrial parks never materialized, and in 2004 the airport closed to all passenger traffic.

In 2000, about 10 square kilometers of Mirabel's territory was annexed by Lachute.

Communities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Mirabel, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 17,971 —    
1996 22,689 +26.3%
1996A 22,626 −0.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 27,330 +20.8%
2001A 27,315 −0.1%
2006 34,626 +26.8%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 41,957 +21.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mirabel, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
41,810
40,050 Increase 20.7% 95.79% 820 Increase 60.8% 1.96% 240 Increase 33.3% 0.57% 700 Increase 16.7% 1.67%
2006
34,475
33,185 Increase 27.3% 96.26% 510 Increase 10.9% 1.48% 180 Increase 16.1% 0.52% 600 Increase 36.4% 1.74%
2001
27,115
26,060 Increase 20.6% 96.11% 460 Increase 2.2% 1.70% 155 Increase 6.9% 0.57% 440 Increase 66.0% 1.62%
1996
22,465
21,605 n/a 96.17% 450 n/a 2.00% 145 n/a 0.65% 265 n/a 1.18%

Economy[edit]

When Nolisair (Nationair) was in existence, its headquarters were in the Nationair Building on the property of Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.[8]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 72473 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 74005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c d "(Code 2474005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mirabel (ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ The Europa World Year Book, 1989. Europa Publications, August 1, 1991. 667. Retrieved from Google Books on June 11, 2012. "Nationair Canada: Nationair Bldg, Cargo Rd Al, Montreal International Airport (Mirabel), Mirabel, Que J7N 1A5"

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