Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire
City
Skyline of Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Mont-Saint-Hilaire is located in Southern Quebec
Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°12′W / 45.567°N 73.200°W / 45.567; -73.200Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°12′W / 45.567°N 73.200°W / 45.567; -73.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Constituted March 12, 1966
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Michel Gilbert
 • Federal riding Chambly—Borduas
 • Prov. riding Borduas
Area[2][4]
 • Total 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
 • Land 44.29 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 18,200
 • Density 410.9/km2 (1,064/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 15.8%
 • Dwellings 7,406
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3H
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-20 / TCH

Route 116
Website www.villemsh.ca

Mont-Saint-Hilaire is an off-island suburb of Montreal in southeastern Quebec, Canada, on the Richelieu River in the Regional County Municipality of La Vallée-du-Richelieu. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 18,200. The city is named after the Mont Saint-Hilaire.

A significant deposit of the semi-precious mineral Sodalite is located near Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire is served by the Mont-Saint-Hilaire 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.

In 1864, Canada's worst rail disaster occurred here when a passenger train passed a red signal and fell off an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River, killing around 99 people.

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McGill's Gault Nature Reserve resides over the thousand hectares of primeval forest land, used for research and recreation purposes.

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