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|Constituted||January 1, 1971|
|City Hall||14111, rue Saint-Jean, Mirabel|
|• Mayor||Hubert Meilleur|
|• Federal riding||Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel|
|• Prov. riding||Mirabel|
|• Total||486.80 km2 (187.95 sq mi)|
|• Land||485.59 km2 (187.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||86.4/km2 (224/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||21.2%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J7J, J7N|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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. 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.
A recreation and tourist project, named Lac-Mirabel, will be located in Mirabel. It will be an investment of $350 million and will create some 3200 jobs.
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.
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.
- Population in 2011: 41957 (2006 to 2011 population change: 21.2%)
- Population in 2006: 34,626 (2001 to 2006 population change: 26.8%)
- Population in 2001: 27,330
- Population in 1996: 22,689 (or 22,626 when adjusted for current boundary)
- Population in 1991: 17,971
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 15763 (total dwellings: 16374)
- English as first language: 1.5%
- French as first language: 96%
- English and French as first language: 0.5%
- Other as first language: 2%
- Reference number 72473 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 74005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- "(Code 2474005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- "Mirabel (ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 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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