Orford, Quebec

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Orford
Township municipality
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Orford is located in Southern Quebec
Orford
Orford
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°23′N 72°12′W / 45.383°N 72.200°W / 45.383; -72.200Coordinates: 45°23′N 72°12′W / 45.383°N 72.200°W / 45.383; -72.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Memphrémagog
Constituted July 1, 1855
Named for Orford, Suffolk[1]
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Pierre Bastien
 • Federal riding Brome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. riding Orford
Area[2][4]
 • Total 148.60 km2 (57.37 sq mi)
 • Land 136.27 km2 (52.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 3,575
 • Density 26.2/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 20.0%
 • Dwellings 2,470
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J1X 8R8
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 141
Route 220
Website www.canton.orford.qc.ca

Orford is a township municipality of about 3,600 people in Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec.

Orford's main attraction is its ski resort on Mount Orford. Mount Orford attracts thousands of people every winter.

Orford is well known for the Orford National Park. The park has thousands of acres of forest and two major lakes, Stukley and Fraser. Cherry river runs through the park and ends up in Lake Memphremagog. The township has many lakes and is a tourist destination in Quebec.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 3,575 Increase 20.0%
2006 2,979 Increase 25.0%
ADJ 2,383 (+) Increase 19.9%
2001 1,987 Increase 39.2%
1996 1,427 Increase 44.9%
1991 985 N/A

ADJ = adjusted figure due to boundary change.

Language[edit]

Mother tongue (2011)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 3,310 92.85%
English only 185 5.19%
Both English and French 30 0.84%
Other languages 40 1.12%

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