Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec

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Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
City
Location within Joliette RCM.
Location within Joliette RCM.
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies is located in Central Quebec
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°26′W / 46.050°N 73.433°W / 46.050; -73.433Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°26′W / 46.050°N 73.433°W / 46.050; -73.433[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Joliette
Constituted January 1, 1957
Government[2]
 • Mayor Alain Larue
 • Federal riding Joliette
 • Prov. riding Joliette
Area[2][3]
 • Total 18.80 km2 (7.26 sq mi)
 • Land 18.20 km2 (7.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 8,868
 • Density 487.3/km2 (1,262/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.8%
 • Dwellings 4,068
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6E
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 131
Website www.notre-dame-des-prairies.org

Notre-Dame-des-Prairies is a town in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Joliette Regional County Municipality. It is a suburb of Joliette, located along the eastern shores of the L'Assomption River.

History[edit]

In 1950, the Parish of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies was established. The name refers to the prairies or planes of the Saint-Lawrence Lowlands that characterize the landscape. In 1957, the municipality was formed by separating from the Parish Municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée. In 2005, the municipality changed statutes and became the City of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 8868 (2006 to 2011 population change: 7.8%)
  • Population in 2006: 8230
  • Population in 2001: 7316
  • Population in 1996: 6837
  • Population in 1991: 6465

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4002 (total dwellings: 4068)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.6%
  • French as first language: 97.6%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 388194 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 61030 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Notre-Dame-des-Prairies census profile
  4. ^ "Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census